Who We Are
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate were founded in 1816 by St. Eugene De Mazenod. Now more than 3,600 Oblate priests and brothers serve the People of God in nearly 70 countries. The Oblates were called “Specialists of the Most Difficult Missions” by Pope Pius XI.
The Oblates’ mission is to preach the Good News of salvation. They celebrate the sacraments, feed and shelter the poor, care for the orphaned, nurture the sick and elderly. The Oblates offer hospitality and spiritual guidance to pilgrims at holy places around the world, including the Sacred Grotto of Lourdes in France and their two spiritual homes in the United States – the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows and the Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio.
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Masses Online at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, IL
Currently Masses at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows are open to the public on a limited basis. Click below to view the live-streaming online masses.
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Join the Oblates’ environmental initiatives.
Joining Our Common Home is the “greenest” way that you can support the work of the Missionary Oblates. All correspondences will be through email, giving you an additional way to preserve the Integrity of Creation
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We would be honored to send you occasional updates about our ministries. We will also send you an email about once a week explaining how you can enhance your prayer life by obtaining devotional gifts, Mass enrollment cards, and more!
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