As Oblates, we bring people closer to Jesus by teaching them how to pray with the Scriptures and joining them in praying for their intentions and loved ones. Through our work in spiritual direction and retreats, we help people from all walks of life hear and respond to the movement of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
Retreats We treasure every opportunity to accompany souls for retreat, adapting to meet the needs and schedules of each person who comes in search of the Lord. We offer several variations for individuals, groups and parishes. Spiritual Direction All Oblates receive extensive training in Spiritual Direction to teach people to pray with the Word of God. We lead souls to a deeper experience of the Lord’s healing love through the sacraments and spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius. Spiritual Director Training Our Lanteri Center offers programs for three levels of in-depth Spiritual Director training. We also host seminars and other enrichment opportunities for those already involved in the ministry of spiritual direction.
Virtual Workshops Virtual workshops are a way to quiet the distractions of the modern world and work on a fulfilling spiritual life through connection with Jesus Christ. Registration is free, and you can start anytime. See our current workshop topics. Prayer All Oblates of the Virgin Mary dedicate themselves to lives of prayer. See how to submit your prayer requests to our community and join us in praying for the intercession of our founder, Venerable Bruno Lanteri. Masses & Memorials The Oblates of the Virgin Mary will pray for your intentions and loved ones in the celebration of the Mass, through enrollment in a seasonal Novena and Perpetual Mass, or by lighting a candle at St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine.