OMV Vocation Director
Welcome to discernment with the Oblates of the Virgin Mary!
Here are some signs of an Oblate vocation:
A serious desire to become a saint. A sincere devotion to the Holy Eucharist. A loving relationship with the Virgin Mary. Fidelity to the Pope and the Magisterium. A humble spirit of service and sacrifice. A desire for contemplative prayer and silence. Capacity for friendship and community life. A confident masculine identity and integrity. Zeal for the salvation of souls.
Maybe one of these resonates with you…or maybe you are drawn to us in some other way. everyone’s path is unique. Trust!
No matter what, I want you to know that great graces await you on the path and adventure of your vocation. If you are being called to be an Oblate Religious Priest or Brother, the Lord is offering you a great gift and joy. Do not be afraid! Do not be afraid to share with me, with your priest, or your spiritual director that you think God may be calling you. There are many things that may pass through your mind and heart as you linger on this sense of being called by God. I suspect that all priests and religious will tell you that once they spoke about their calling with a priest or religious, they were given more clarity and understanding and peace about it.
As Mary directs us at Cana, listen to Jesus and “Do what He tells you!” Even a little “Yes” to God in your discerment will give you greater clarity in your vocational journey.
Venerable Fr Pio Bruno Lanteri, our founder, loved quoting and dwelling on Wisdom 1:1: “Think of the Lord in goodness.” Do that. Think of the Lord in goodness, and trust in Him. He is calling you to some great service of love, in the call to the New Evangelization. If you sense that you are being called to be an Oblate religious or a priest, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 617-869-2429.
Please take a moment to watch this video about the OMV:
Please ask and I will promptly mail you more information and a full length DVD about the OMV.
I am waiting to assist you in any way I am able. Be assured of my prayers for you daily, and may Jesus guide you through the hands and heart of Mary!
Fr Jeremy OMV
The following is my upcoming travel schedule. At other times I am in Boston ready to serve you.
If you see that I am in your area and would like to meet up with me, let me know and it would be my honor to meet with you in person.
January 2-6, 2013, Orlando, FL, FOCUS SEEK 2013 Conference
January 7-10, Ave Maria, Florida
January 16-20, Boston, MA, “Come and See” vocational visit with Discerning God’s Will Seminar led by Fr Tim Gallagher OMV
January 21 – 31, Denver, CO, Holy Ghost OMV Parish
February 1 – 5, Casper, WY, WY youth retreat
Feb 23 – 25, NY, NY, Fr Tim Gallagher OMV Seminar on Discerning God’s Will at St Michael’s Church, 424 W, 34th St.
March 13 – 17, Boston, MA, Come and See.
March 26 – 31 (Holy Week), Boston, MA, Come and See
April 5-8, Fort Worth, TX, Youth 2000 Retreat
April 12 – 30, St Peter Chanel OMV Parish, Hawaiian Gardens, CA
May 19-30, Holy Ghost OMV Parish, Denver, CO
June 1- 24, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL – FOCUS Staff Training
June 29- July 9, St Mary’s OMV Parish, Alton, IL
July 12 – 30, OMV WYD Pilgrimage to Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 5 – September 10, St Peter Chanel OMV Parish, Hawaiian Gardens, CA
September 16 – 20, Dallas, TX, National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors
October 1 – 4, Milton, MA, OMV International Formation meeting
October 9 -14, St Mary’s OMV Parish, Alton, IL
October 18 – 29, England and Scotland, Pilgrimage for Vocations and the Year of Faith
October 29 – November 4, Cork, Ireland
November 6- 1o, Boston, MA, OMV Come and See Visit
November 13 – 23, Church of the Holy Ghost, Denver, CO
November 25 – December 22, Diaconate Ordination and retreat for OMV Seminarians in Cebu and Antipolo, Philippines
December 23- January 2, St. Peter Chanel OMV Parish, Hawaiian Gardens, CA
January 4 – 20, Holy Ghost OMV Parish, Denver, CO and Seminarians Retreat SJV Seminary.
February 26 – March 1, 2014, Boston, MA Come and See/Discernment of Spirits Seminar with Fr Timothy Gallagher OMV
April 22 – May 3, Rome Italy, Bl John Paul II, Bl John XXIII Canonization Pilgrimage
June 2014, Ave Maria FL FOCUS New Staff training