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The Future of the Oblates…  Chris Streetman


Chris Streetman’s current home is the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.  When he arrived last summer as an Oblate novice, it truly was like coming back home.

“I grew up in Breese, Illinois which is about a half-hour drive from the Shrine,” said Chris.  “My mom has always loved the Shrine and would find any excuse for us to go there.  As a child, I visited the Shrine many times, including events like the Way of Lights and various cultural programs.”

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Happy Feast Day to all the Oblate Family!

Fr Jesse

Yesterday we celebrated St. Eugene De Mazenod, founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The Oblates are missionaries to the poor and the most abandoned working with the poorest communities in nearly 60 countries. Five years ago, I had the blessing of being Ordained an Oblate Priest. My first assignment was to Tijuana Mexico, to the largest and poorest parish in the diocese of Tijuana. It has been a blessing to follow the example of GREAT OBLATES who have been a part of this amazing mission.

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Oblates in the News

Brother Wilbroad Kapembwa, O.M.I.

Brother Wilbroad Kapembwa, O.M.I. is currently an Oblate seminarian studying at St. Joseph Institute in Cedar, South Africa.  Originally from Zambia, Bro. Willboard spent last year discerning his calling at the Oblates’ novitiate in Godfrey, Illinois.  While at the novitiate, Bro. Wilbroad wrote this mock trial examining how we are guilty of destroying our natural resources.

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