International News

For An Integral Human Formation in the Prenovitiate

From 14 July until 2 August 2014, 23 formators met in Aix en Provence, for a formation session, especially for the prenovitiate phase. The first week focused on sharing prenovitiate experiences and programs in the different Units of the Congregation. Participants were able to listen to and discuss the good news and the challenges related to this phase of formation in our Units and regions.



September 9, 2014

Pope Francis: “I Know You and I Admire You”

On 26 July, Pope Francis made a quick trip to Caserta, a city not far from Naples. While there, he had a private visit with the priests who serve in the diocese, among them Oblates from the town of Maddaloni, just a few kilometers from Caserta. 


September 4, 2014

Preparation for Perpetual Vows 2014


The International St. Eugene de Mazenod Center in Aix is committed to promoting the Oblate charism and Oblate spirituality. The Aix community makes every effort to live in the spirit and charism of St. Eugene de Mazenod, including his predilection for the most abandoned. In other words, they live their mission with love and passion offering their dynamism and selflessly sharing their expertise.


September 3, 2014

Lest We Forget: La Brosse-Montceaux, 70 Years Ago

On 25 August 1944, the Nazi garrison that had occupied the French capital since 1940 surrendered to the French Army of the Interior which had been reinforced by the French Army of Liberation and the Third American Army. But a month before that historic day, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate were in mourning because of the execution of five of their confreres at the hands of a brutal Nazi officer, Wilhelm Korf, a well-known torturer



September 2, 2014

European Youth in Mission






Recently, a missionary trip organized by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Romania came to an end. Nine youth from Spain, France, the Czech Republic and Italy took part



August 27, 2014

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