Novena of Prayer for Oblate Vocations May 21-29

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The Missionary Oblates invite you to pray for vocations to the Oblate Call and Mission. Especially we ask you to pray that young men will respond to God’s invitation to become Oblate priests and brothers. Each day we invite you to say the Novena Prayer and to meditate on the theme for the day. At the end of your short meditation we ask that you entrust this intention to Mary Immaculate, patroness of the Oblate Family, by praying the Hail Mary. Close to Jesus, close to Mary, we pray for the birth of new vocations.

May 21st: Feast Day of St. Eugene de Mazenod  (1782-1861)

Cooperating in the Savior’s Work

Oblate Call:  The Call of Jesus Christ, heard within the Church through people’s need for salvation, draws us together as Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

Reflection:   The cross of Christ reveals to us the unceasing love of God for us, whose confidence in humanity never runs out.  What burdens must I let go of today so that I can be more open to this love made manifest on the cross?

Merciful Father,
You Called St Eugene de Mazenod to send forth missionaries
to proclaim and live the Gospel among the poor. Increase our love, we pray, for those who are most abandoned. Extend your loving Call to many young people in our community and grant them the desire to give of themselves, their lives, and their talents to the service of Jesus Christ and the Church. May more men of our area go forth as Brothers and Priests of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate to serve those who are in need. This we ask through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Mary Immaculate… Pray for us

Saint Eugene de Mazenod… Pray for us

Blessed Joseph Gerard… Pray for us

Blessed Jósef Cebula… Pray for us

Blessed Spanish Oblate Martyrs… Pray for us


Daily Prayer Videos

May 22 “Attentive to the Poor”

May 23 “Through Apostolic Community”

May 24 “Called to Evangelize”

May 25 “Sharing our Gifts Together as an Oblate Family”

May 26 “In Communion with the Church”

May 27 “Blessed Josef Cebula IMI (1902-1941)- Witnessing to Hope”

May 28 “Mary Immaculate”

May 29 “Blessed Joseph Gerard OMI (1831-1914) -The Oblate Ideal”