THE CALL TO RELIGIOUS LIFE
The Oblates of the Virgin Mary (OMV) are a Catholic community of priests and brothers working toward a rebirth of spirituality in today’s world. Learning how to become an Oblate is the first step in an eight-year journey, where you’ll be part of our community, study at Our Lady of Grace seminary, and work in our ministries.
Interested in beginning your journey and becoming an Oblate of the Virgin Mary?
NEW VIDEO SERIES
The four-part video series follows two OMV seminarians through a semester at Our Lady of Grace seminary. Watch as Br. Chris Puglia, in his fourth year as a seminarian, and Adam Jones, a postulant, work their way through the semester and share details about their unique journeys.
Follow two seminarians through a semester.
LIVE A LIFE OF SERVICE
Oblates of the Virgin Mary formation includes intense study, spiritual direction, and hands-on work in our ministries.
During the first two years, you’ll study the meaning of vows and explore if this life is right for you. You’ll pursue a degree in philosophy and liberal arts.
You’ll undergo a year of intense spiritual maturation to prepare for religious profession, engaging in prayer, study of religious life and the Oblate charism.
For 5 years, you’ll study theology and prepare for final profession and ordination. Summers and a pastoral year allow you to live and work with other Oblates.
Every man’s journey to becoming an Oblate is unique. Get to know our seminarians working toward answering their calls from God.
Physics and Mathematics
Chess and outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping
Editing and writing scripts for films and watching movies
Learning new things and exercising
Paranaque City, Phillipines
Long-distance running and playing basketball
MAKE A GIFT
Gifts to the Seminarian Fund help us support these dedicated men as they work to answer God’s call of service to others. The Fund covers housing, education, formation, spiritual direction, and other costs.
Are you ready to embark on a journey to fulfill God’s calling? Reach out to us through the form below. We’ll be in touch soon to share more details on how to become an Oblate of the Virgin Mary and what that means in today’s world.