There are nearly 4000 Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate with countless partners and collaborators worldwide. They are present in diverse ministries and missions including parishes, retreat centers, justice and peace and integrity of creation centers and media outlets. They are listeners, counsellors, writers, preachers, facilitators, administrators and performers.
OMI FEATURED MINISTRY
Oblates @ The United Nations:
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate represents its members at the United Nations through its affiliation with UN Global Communications, Civil Society Unit and ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council of the UN) through VIVAT International.
VIVAT International is a consortium of religious congregations which have joined to be recognized as one by ECOSOC. (The list of VIVAT’s members can be found at their website.
Orientation resources for new Religious at the United Nations
(1) Collaborative Presence: Religious NGOs at the UN
(2) Introduction to the United Nations & the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
(3) UN Jargon and Acronyms
(4) Networking, Communication, and Collaboration
(5) Functional commissions and expert bodies of UN – ECOSOC
Some of our ministries and institutions include:
The General Administration of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate is headquartered in Rome, Italy.
OMI US Province
The U.S. headquarters of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate is located in Washington, DC.
The Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation coordinates the advocacy efforts in the United States of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate especially with the poor and marginalized in the U.S. and 60 countries where the Oblates are in mission.
OIP Investment Trust
The OIP Investment Trust is a professionally managed, faith consistent diversified investment fund for Roman Catholic organizations located in over 55 countries.
Missionary Oblate Partnership
The Missionary Oblate Partnership is a voluntary association of collaborators with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate who work together to support the mission of the Church and the congregation throughout the world.
Mission, Unity and Dialogue
This Ministry of the US Province facilitates ecumenical dialogue between Christians concerned about the unity of the Church and evangelization, reflecting Jesus’ concern “that all may be one, that the world may believe” (Jo. 17:21). Visit the website at www.harrywinter.org.
Oblate Associates are men and women who recognize a Spirit-initiated call to live their baptism enriched by the charism of St. Eugene de Mazenod and as a result volunteering their time to support the mission of the Church through the Oblates.
Oblates @ The United Nations
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate represents its members at the United Nations through its affiliation with UN Global Communications, Civil Society Unit and ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council of the UN) through VIVAT International. VIVAT International is a consortium of religious congregations which have joined to be recognized as one by ECOSOC. (The list of VIVAT’s members can be found at their website.
Oblate School of Theology
Oblate School of Theology is a Catholic graduate and professional school that provides education in Catholic theology for the church’s mission and ministry in the world. It is also an avenue to bring together different faith traditions and their cultures and narratives.
A fundraising arm of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate based in San Antonio, TX that solicits donor support through monthly appeals, sponsor clubs and planned giving.
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (MAMI)
Manages partner donations of people who want to provide spiritual and financial support to the Oblates and the people we serve.
Oblate Ecological Center at La Vista
In late 2001 an ecological ministry, La Vista Ecological Learning Center was established on the Novitiate grounds in Godfrey, IL, offering earth literacy programs, retreats and workshops. An extension of center is the organic garden and gardening literacy center.
This ministry is Oblate response to evangelizing youth, especially the most abandoned. The words of Saint Eugene in the Rule of 1818, “leading young people will be considered as an essential task in our institute,” make clear that this ministry belongs to the charism of our Congregation.
Is a ministry for those interested in learning more about visiting an Oblate community or becoming an Oblate priest or brother.
Lebh Shomea House of Prayer
Lebh Shomea (pronounced in Hebrew “lev show-mae-a”) is a Christian community of men and women under the auspices of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate as a place to be alone and pray. It is also a school of prayer with emphasis on the Judaeo-Christian Scriptures as well as on the spirituality of the great masters of Eastern and Western mysticism.
Oblate Renewal Center
Is a conference, workshop and retreat center, in existence for over 45 years, offering retreats for clergy, religious and lay people, with stays ranging from several days to weeks.
OMI Lacombe Canada
OMI Lacombe Canada was created in 2003 by the amalgamation of other provinces in response to the changing face of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada.
The National Shrine Of Our Lady Of The Snows
Perched on a picturesque bluff in Belleville, Illinois, the Shrine, visited by more than one million pilgrims each year, offers spiritual programs, conferences and workshops. There are miles of walking paths and devotional sites on the property with a full-service restaurant and hotel to feed the body and rest the soul.
Our Lady of Lourdes of the Southwest
It is located on the grounds of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX, and is a replica of the original Shrine in Lourdes, France. The Grotto is visited by pilgrims from around the world and serves as an eternal sign of hope.