Through Mary

I have known almost no other mother than Mary most holy, and throughout my life I have received nothing but caresses from such a good Mother. –Ven. Lanteri

Father Lanteri always insisted “the Congregation of the Oblates is not my work, but the work of Mary Most Holy… She is its foundress, its mother, and its teacher.” Through the hands of Mary the Oblates offer themselves totally to the Lord. Imitating Mary’s virtues, they pay special attention to the quality of all their actions, even the simplest tasks of daily life. Their devotion finds expression in the Oblate motto, Mariam cogita; Mariam invoca–“Think of Mary; call out to Mary.”