Jubilee of the Oblates

Nearly 200 years for the Oblates! The missionary adventure of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate began with Saint Eugene de Mazenod who, on 25 January 1816, gathered in the former Carmelite convent of Aix a group of priests to evangelize Provence. Today, Oblates count nearly 3800 men and are present in sixty-five countries. Celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the Oblates will take-off in Aix-en-Provence from the end of the year 2015 to the first half 2016.



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The bicentenary of the parish mission preached by Oblates in Fuveau

In September 1816, the missionaries of Provence, who later became Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, preached a parish mission in Fuveau. They were four: Eugene de Mazenod, François de Paul Henry Tempier, Pierre Mie and Sébastien Deblieu. At the end of this mission Marius Suzanne, born in Fuveau, became a member of this budding community. Read more

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The Fifth Bicentennial Conference

Marie-Thérèse OTTAVIOLI gave a talk on Saturday September 10th in which she showed us the life and missionary work of the venerable Father Charles Dominique Albini. Read more

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Bicentenary and the Congress on Oblate vocations

In a letter of December 8, 2013 to the Congregation, Father General presented the pastoral care of vocations as vital for the Congregation. This ministry is in a close relationship with the mission that the Oblates exercise together with young people. Read more

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Congress on Oblate Vocations – Fr. General’s opening remarks

My dear Brother Oblates, As Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate I declare the First Congress on the Oblate Ministry of Vocations to be officially open! Read more

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Fourth conference of the bicentenary

On the feast of Saint Eugene de Mazenod, Bertrand MORARD, gave a lecture in which he made us discover the role of Fathers Courtès, Marcou and Suzanne in the first years of the Missionaries of Provence. Read more

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