Join Us for Our Annual Gala Virtually!
Our 2021 annual gala will be entirely online and free to attend. This year’s theme will be “A Bold Yes” to honor the commitment of our brothers. It will be an evening to remember, celebrating our Oblates and seminarians with guest speakers you won’t want to miss.
April 24, 2021
7:00 p.m. ET
Featured Guest Speaker, Arthur C. Brooks
Prayers & Messages of Courage
Register to Attend
Everyone is welcome! Register to attend our joyful annual celebration to honor and thank our Oblates of the Virgin Mary seminarians, brothers and priests who have courageously answered the call to serve others.
Featured Guest Speaker: Arthur C. Brooks
Arthur C. Brooks is a Harvard professor, author, and former president of the American Enterprise Institute. Much like the teachings of our founder, Bruno Lanteri, Mr. Brook’s latest work, Love Your Enemies, offers timely advice on how we can come together in challenging times to live happier lives with hope, gratitude and compassion.
Check out his speech from the 2020 National Prayer Breakfast to learn more about his Catholic faith and his work.
Co-chairs Jim Jessee and Carol Geremia have worked together at MFS Investment Management since the mid 1980s and were co-heads of MFS’ Global Distribution from 2011-2017. Jim and Carol learned of the work of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary through attending Mass at the St Francis Chapel in the Prudential Center, which is in the same complex as the MFS offices in the Back Bay of Boston. They were attracted by its serenity and intimate setting in such close proximity to their daily workplace.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Seminarian Scholarship Fund, providing our young seminarians with the financial support they need on the road to ordination and lives of service. Help us to continue the mission of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary by becoming a corporate sponsor or making a donation to the seminarian fund.
There are a variety of sponsorship levels and recognition for the 2021 Annual Gala, and we welcome you to learn more about making a commitment.
2021 Gala Sponsors
St. Ignatius Province of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 04-2596681