International News

Assembly of OMI Lay Associates




The Second General Assembly of the Oblate Associates of the Province of Cameroun was held in N’djamena, Chad, from 24-29 May 2014.


July 22, 2014

CONGO: Laity engage themselves in Oblate spirituality

Twenty-two lay men and women committed themselves, on Sunday, 13 July, as members of the Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate, to live more deeply their Christian life according to the charism of St. Eugene de Mazenod, founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.



July 15, 2014

A Prison Visit





A youth organization founded by and accompanied by Italian Oblates has recently experienced the corporal work of mercy of visiting a prison, much like the Oblate Founder, St. Eugene de Mazenod, did as a young priest. The Movimento Giovanile Costruire (Youth Movement “To Build” or MGC) sent 15 of its members to visit a prison in the Tuscan city of Prato, thanks to Annamaria GENTILI of the Oblate Cooperators of Mary Immaculate (COMI), who teaches prisoners there.



July 8, 2014

OMI Martyrs Inspire Devotion and Art





In various parts of the Oblate world, the lives and sacrifices of the Blessed Oblate Spanish Martyrs continue to inspire devotion among the faithful; some artists have been inspired to depict them in new ways.



June 24, 2014

A Return to Mission







Fr. Gideon RIMBERIA, a Kenyan Oblate ordained less than two years, will be the pastor of the new parish in Kisaju. They have many needs. Kisaju, which is a fast growing community relatively close to Nairobi, has been chosen as the place to establish the parish centre. Without a church, the community celebrates Sunday Mass in a nursery classroom that is overflowing. They are negotiating to get a few acres of land from the Catholic-sponsored school. The Oblates are presently renting a house as their residence in the mother parish but will move shortly to Kisaju itself, and look to rent there. They will be working with many tribal groups but predominantly with the Masai.



June 10, 2014

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