Theological Foundation of OEI
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate is a world-wide congregation of priests and brothers dedicated to bringing the Good News to the poor and most abandoned. In the spirit of Eugene de Mazenod, the founder of the Oblates, the Oblate Ecological ministry calls forth that which lies deepest within us.
We ask the questions:
- “What does it mean to be fully human in a continually emerging Universe?”
- “What does it mean to be a person of faith in a continually emerging Universe?
In response, the Initiative explores Creation’s Integrity and offers a deepened sense of connection with the Cosmic Christ.
The Oblate Ecological Initiative is based on the belief that:
- Action on behalf of justice, peace and the integrity of creation is an integral part of evangelization -Oblate Rule 9A