The community of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Aix-en-Provence is the oldest in the Congregation, canonically erected on January 25, 1816. Situated at the ancient Carmel at 60 cours Mirabeau, it had St. Eugene de Mazenod, founder of the Congregation, as its first Superior. This community lives right at the historic heart of the Oblates, and today this is the site of the Association Centre International Eugene de Mazenod (CIEM). This Association was created in November, 2011, with the approbation of the Superior General in Council. The community of the CIEM is made up of five Oblates from five different countries (South Africa, Belgium, France, Indonesia, and Poland). Since October 1, 2012, it is under the direct jurisdiction of the Superior General.
Installation of a new superior
Father Louis LOUGEN, Superior General of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, presided on 20 June 2019 at the installation of Father ASODO, new superior of the community of Aix-en-Provence.
Perpetual vows of Patrick
Patrick VEY took his perpetual vows on Sunday, April 28, in Hünfeld, Germany. Perpetual vows is the final commitment to the consecrated and missionary life in the Congregation.
Community Trip to Poland
Next year, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Poland will celebrate the 100th anniversary of their presence. This Oblate unit is now one of the largest in the world. Out of 960 Oblates in Europe more than 300 are Polish. The community of Aix made a trip to Poland to discover this country both near and far.
The life of the community in Aix
The latest news from the life of our community was posted several months ago and it will thus be difficult to share all that we have experienced since last summer!
CIEM – upcoming events
With a great joy the Oblate community of the International Center of Eugene de Mazenod (CIEM) in Aix shares with you news of its mission and invites you to participate in the upcoming events.