Guidance for Your Spiritual Journey

No matter where you are on the path to the Lord, we’re here to help. We guide men and women hoping to experience the joy of encountering the Lord through the Scriptures. By offering spiritual direction and retreats, the Oblates help people hear and respond to the movement of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

  • Eucharistic Adoration
  • Sacrament of Confession
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Ignatian Retreats
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Hope

Oblates look to Mary with devotion as a sign of hope to all believers. With models of Jesus and Mary, we help people make a new start in their lives, trusting in God’s mercy and love.

Our Mission
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“Always treat everyone, especially the most needy, with the utmost gentleness and kindness.”

— Ven. Lanteri, OMV Founder

Healing

In addition to teaching people to pray with the Word of God, the Oblates lead souls to a deeper experience of the Lord’s healing love in the sacraments. By offering spiritual direction and retreats, the Oblates help people hear and respond to the movement of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

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Healing

Joy

An Oblate is a man on fire with the love of God. We rejoice in preaching and the sacraments. Nothing brings an Oblate more joy than helping people experience the joy of loving Jesus.

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On The Blog

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The Hallow App: Using Technology for Prayer & Meditation

The Hallow app is a great tool for those looking for ways to incorporate prayer into daily life. Learn more the app and see our top four prayer meditations, including one from Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV.

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Ordinations of Brothers Leland Thorpe, OMV and Nathan Marzonie, OMV

The Oblates of the Virgin Mary are pleased to announce the upcoming Ordination of our brothers Leland Thorpe, OMV and Nathan Marzonie, OMV to the Order of the Priesthood on August 13, 2022.

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Featured Book
Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement

This book is a hopeful invitation to all who struggle to overcome the greatest obstacle in spiritual life: discouragement.

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