OMV Vocation Director

Fr. Jeremy Paulin, OMV

Dear Friend,

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 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.

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. At all other times I am at The Church of the Holy Ghost, Denver, CO



December 27 – 31, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. CCO RISE UP Conference



January 1- 5, FOCUS SLS Conference, Dallas, TX

January 8 -13, St Peter Chanel OMV Parish, Hawaiian Gardens, CA.

Janaury 21- 23, Washington DC, March For Life

January 23 – February 3, Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA

January 27 – 31, Come and See Vocation Opportunity, with Fr Tim Gallagher, OMV & Seminar on Ignatian Discernment of Spirits.– Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA

February 20 – 21, Holy Ghost OMV Parish, Denver, CO. Fr Tim Gallagher, OMV, seminar on Ignatian Discernment of Spirits.

February 22 – March 3,  St Peter Chanel OMV Parish, Hawaiian Gardens, CA.

March 4 – 30, Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA

March 6 – 12, Come and See Vocation Opportunity – Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA

March 22 – 27, (Holy Week) Come and See Vocation Opportunity – Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA

April 11 – 14, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL

April 20 – 24. Come and See Vocation Opportunity – Our Lady of Grace OMV Seminary, Boston, MA

June 5 – 24, FOCUS New Staff Training, Ave Maria, FL

July 16 – August 5, Rome, Vienna, Cracow – World Youth Day