During forty years of ministry in North America and two decades in the Philippines, Oblates have lived lives that are a testament to Christ’s power and grace. As they grow older and infirm, the community is called to honor their lives of service and attend to their needs in old age.

“The Oblate dies in the pulpit or in the confessional.” The Constitutions of the OMV

Ensure Care for Aging Oblates

The Lanteri Charitable Trust ensures that all Oblates will be cared for with respect and dignity after dedicating a lifetime of service to Christ. It is more important than ever to ensure that the Trust is adequately funded.

Fr. Vincent Antolini
Fr. Vincent Antolini celebrated his 60th anniversary of ordination this year! Responsible for bringing the OMV to America over 40 years ago, Fr. Antolini continues to be a senior priest at St. Peter Chanel.

Fr. Larry Darnell
Fr. Larry Darnell continues to faithfully serve as the pastor of St. Peter Chanel as he has since 1991.

In order to meet the current and future needs of Oblate elder care, we’re hoping to raise $1 million for the Lanteri Charitable Trust by 2020. A significant portion of gifts committed to this appeal is in the form of planned gifts from donors remembering the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in their wills and estate plans. Gifts like these can make a lasting impact, supporting those who have given their lives in service to God’s people.

Have you considered remembering the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in your will? Please feel free to contact the Advancement Office at advancement@omvusa.org, or by calling 617-982-7257 if you would like to discuss planned gifts.