The Oblate community is made up of priests and brothers. The Oblate brothers play an important role wherever they are. Thanks to their work and commitment, they are witnesses to a life inspired by the Gospel. The Oblates, priests and brothers, have complementary responsibilities in the work of evangelization.
The Missionary Oblate serves the community and its mission in a diversity of ways. His personal aptitudes determine his apostolic mission. Above the works to be done however, the most significant is to actualize his call to religious life. Indeed the Missionary Oblate publicly consecrates his life in community: he is a religious. It is this consecration, whether as a brother or a priest, that leads him to serve God in multiple ways.
What is it today that provokes you to think of your future? Of your vocation? It is said that the greatest challenge in life is to realize one” ideal. The longest of journeys begins nonetheless with a single step.
If, amidst your acts of generosity and service, a desire for justice and peace seems to be emerging, it is a good sign. But you want more, don’t you? What the call of God desires to realize in your life is the radical liberation of your capacity to love.
Are you searching to make your life special? Different? Concretize the missionary dream that is awakening in you? This decision belongs to you.
In 1807, a young man by the name of Eugène de Mazenod had a dream, maybe like yours. Desiring to be a companion to the redeemer, he realized his dream by founding the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, whose mission was to go among the poor with many faces. Today this dream continues to be made real by Oblate priests and brothers in the challenge to build a better world in the name of Jesus.
How can you begin to realize your dream? First, by praying to come to know your vocation; then also by seeking out a spiritual director who can help you to discern God’s desire for you. You certainly could contact the Director of Vocations and discover with him the apostolic commitment of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
OMI Lacombe Canada
OMI Lacombe Canada was constituted as a province on December 8, 2003. We were founded with the intention of revisioning our Mission and Ministry, Community Life, Leadership and Lay Association. We are one of over sixty provinces and delegations within the worldwide Roman Catholic congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. www.omilacombe.ca
The Official Site of the General Administration of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. We are a Roman Catholic religious community of priests and brothers dedicated to spreading God’s love in the world through life in community, at the service of the poor and in collaboration with men and women of all faiths. www.omiworld.org
OMI Lacombe Canada Vocations
It’s our hope that this site will be a help to you in your ongoing search for God’s will for in your life. Our vocations site will help you to learn about discernment, and about the mission and ministry of the Oblates in Canada and around the world.www.oblatevocations.ca