Where we are
Almost 5,000 Oblate priests and brothers are to be found today in more than 60 countries of the world.
Oblates from Ireland and the UK are missionaries in Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, United States and Canada. Oblates exercise very diverse ministries but above all seek to dedicate themselves to the poor and abandoned. So, the Oblates strive to seek out, befriend and respect as sisters and brothers, the abandoned poor with their many faces: the weak, unemployed, illiterate, victims of addictions, sick, marginalised, immigrants, minorities – not only the materially poor, but also those who are poor in spirit, those who do not know the name of Jesus Christ. Our mission invites us to a team approach, to collaboration with laity and other religious communities, to formation of lay leaders who will serve the needs of others, to become a part of the lives of those of others.
For more information on the Oblate way of life please contact:
Fr. John McFadden OMI
St. Mary Star of the Sea
106 Constitution Street
Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6AW
tel: +44 (0) 131 554 2482
We invite you to listen and watch as three Missionary Oblate priests describe the work of the Oblates and see if their life might be the life for you.