Who are the Missionary Oblates?
Where Do the Missionary Oblates Work?
What Does the word Oblate mean?
Where Does My Donation Go?
Are my gifts to the Missionary Oblates tax-deductible?
Do the Missionary Oblates have a child sponsorship program?
1. Who Are the Missionary Oblates?
The Missionary Oblates are one of the world’s largest congregations of religious men. Our community was founded in France in 1816 by St. Eugene De Mazenod. Today, we have more than 4,100 Oblate priests and brothers serving in in nearly 70 countries. We are a Catholic community, and we take the vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and perserverance. Please see Our Mission.
2. Where Do the Missionary Oblates work?
We choose to live and work among the poor in 71 countries throughout the world, including
Sri Lanka, Zambia, Mexico, the Philippines, Haiti, India, and Brazil. In the United States we work in the inner cities, at retreat centers, rural parishes, Native American reservations, and at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Please see Where We Work and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
3. What does the word Oblate mean?
Our name Oblate means offering to God. It refers to a person whose life, by special dedication, is offered in service to the Lord.
4. Where Does My Donation Go?
Your donation is used to support the Missionary Oblates and the poor served in our missions. Your donations provide food, shelter, education and pastoral care to those in need in nearly 70 countries. Please see Financial Report.
5. Are my gifts to the Missionary Oblates tax-deductible?
Yes, contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the U.S. federal tax law.
6. Do the Missionary Oblates have a child sponsorship program?
No, we do not have a program for benefactors to “adopt” a specific child. We do have Monthly Giving Programs which support several ministries that serve children.