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 discernment 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’ll promptly mail you more information and a full length DVD about the OMV.
Here’s a listing of this year’s Come and See dates at Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA:
November 5 – 9, 2014
January 14 – 18, 2015
February 4 – 8, 2015 (With 2 day Seminar on Ignatian Prayer by Fr Tim Gallagher OMV)
March 10 – 15, 2015
March 31 – April 5, 2015 (Holy Week)
I’m waiting to assist you in any way I’m 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.
If you see that I’m 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.
October 16 – 21, Texas A & M, Discernment of Spirits Seminar with Fr Tim Gallagher OMV
November 5 – 9, Come and See Vocation Opportunity – Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA
November 12 – 15, St Peter Chanel OMV Parish, Hawaiian Gardens, CA,
November 25 – December 29, Cebu and Antipolo, Philippines, Retreat for OMV Seminarians, Visits with OMV Communities
January 1 - 5, 2015, Nashville, TN, SEEK FOCUS Conference
January 14 – 18, Come and See Vocation Opportunity - Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA
January 19 – 25 Vienna Austria / Cracow, Poland – Planning for OMV WYD participation for WYD 2016
February 4 – 8, Come and See Vocation Opportunity - Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA (With 2 day Seminar on Ignatian Prayer by Fr Tim Gallagher OMV)
February 11 – 19, Holy Ghost OMV Parish, Denver, CO
February 20 – 23, University of St Thomas, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN – Discernment of Spirits Seminar with Fr Tim Gallagher OMV
March 6 – 9, University of Nebraska, Lincoln - Discernment of Spirits Seminar with Fr Tim Gallagher OMV
March 10 – 15, Come and See Vocation Opportunity - Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA
March 31 – April 5 (Holy Week), Come and See Vocation Opportunity - Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA
April 9 – 12, Fort Worth, TX – Youth 2000 Retreat