Prayers Around the World
Who are the Missionary Oblates? We are dedicated priests and brothers who serve the poor and needy in the United States and around the world. Founded in 1816 by St. Eugene De Mazenod, we go where people’s needs are greatest. Today nearly 4,000 Missionary Oblates are ministering in some of the world’s most difficult missions.
Prayer is an essential part of Oblate life. And we want to pray for you – many times and in many places around the world! All you have to do is send your prayer petition.
Your prayer petitions will go from your home to Belleville, Illinois where we will begin praying for you every day for a year at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois. Your petition will also be sent to the Missionary Oblates in Rome where you will be prayed for every day for an entire year at the Basilica of St. Mary Major. That’s 730 Masses where you will be lifted up in prayer!
In addition, Missionary Oblates in more than 60 countries also want to pray for you. One week you may be prayed for in a grand cathedral, the next week in a humble chapel made of discarded wood.
As we are praying for you, we are also ministering to some of the poorest and neediest people in the world. Most of our missions are not self-sufficient. Without generous benefactors like you, these ministries would have to close. Your gift of $10, $20, $35 or whatever you can give is vital to keeping these ministries open. Here are a few examples of Oblate missions that are in need of financial help today:
- Radio Pio XII – advocates for human rights in Bolivia, especially for miners in the Andes whose homes are nothing more than earth and scrap building materials.
- Association Maria Helen Drexel – ministering with children living on the streets in Brazil by giving them food and helping them find safe temporary housing.
- Slavutich, Ukraine – working with survivors of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster who have numerous health problems due to radiation poisoning.
- Our Lady’s Hospice – caring for the dying in Zambia, mostly victims of AIDS.
In the United State more than 300 Oblate priests and brothers bring healing and hope to people in need every day. We care for the spiritual needs of people at shrines and retreat houses. We care for the material needs of the poor at hospitals, soup kitchens and other social service programs.
Is God calling you to be a co-missionary with the Missionary Oblates? Please spend some time in prayer examining this question. We would be grateful for any support you can give as we work together to improve the lives of our less fortunate brothers and sisters in Christ.
Submit your prayer needs here so we can immediately start praying for you.
I do not have personal intentions to submit at this time, but I would like to make a donation in support of the global ministries of the Missionary Oblates.