At the end of 1996 when we were still very young, we were between 18 and 21, we belonged to the groups of young Oblates in our parishes, we participated in an annual meeting and that is where our story began. Each of us felt in our hearts a deep desire to live the Oblate charism. In fact, we said: “If I were a boy, I would be an oblate”.
At that time, we were actively participating in the life of the parish, but we felt the call to live as “Oblates”. Accompanied by the Oblates and after having maintained regular contact with one another, we decided to start living in community.
From the very first moment, we began to study the Constitutions and Rules of the Oblates. We decided to make a small change and where it said “Oblates” we put “Oblates” in feminine. The Church has accompanied us in each of our steps and in 2001 approved our small community as a Religious Institute of Diocesan Right.
News of our existence reached the ears of many Oblates very quickly and, oddly enough, young women began to arrive from different parts of the world who felt the same desire as we did.
As Oblates we are…
Passionate women who wish to live the Oblate charism by bringing the Good News to all men, evangelizing the poorest.
From the beginning of our existence we have lived the gift of internationality, being a very great challenge for our communities and in mission. We are currently 21 sisters, from different countries in Europe and Latin America.
We are part of the Oblate family where we share the same charism, which is our way of making the Kingdom of God present here on earth.
Our congregation is missionary; on a day-to-day basis, the work and activities that we carry out are carried out according to the mission that has been entrusted to us. In a special way we accompany families, children and young people, collaborating with the pastors of the Church, wherever we are.
We dream of the future…
Looking to the future, we dream of opening new horizons for mission, where the Church needs it most. We want to cross borders so that all men know Christ, especially where no one dares to cross.
We seek to foster, care for and cultivate our community life, a place where our missionary zeal grows and from where we carry out our mission.
We wish and ask that the Lord send us new sisters so that the work that he began in our lives grow so that we can be signs of hope for so many. We want to be a living and true witness to what he himself has done in us, so that others feel called to live the same charism.