The word ‘Oblate’ comes from the Latin word ‘Oblatus’ – which means ‘to offer of oneself’ or to ‘give’.
The charism of Oblates, which we adopt, is to give of ourselves to our communities and those around us, through our talents, skills, abilities, and interests which are gifts God gave each one of us to change the world and to fulfill our individual Mission.
Therefore, whether it’s through an instrument one plays, their computer skills, or creativity they have, each person has an inimitable gift only they can give. Like with any growth of a community or a relationship, the greatest gift we give of ourselves is our time for others, it is that dedication that bit by bit, changes the world and ourselves for the better.
We hope to bring youth, through the Oblate charism, to open their hearts and simply listen to where God is calling them to be His disciples and to enter into an authentic relationship with Him.