The congregation has at present thirteen juniorates situated: at Ottawa, Buffalo, San Antonio (Texas), St.
Boniface (Manitoba) and Strathcona (Alberta) in the new world; St.
The new Vicariate of Keewatin (1910) is entrusted to an Oblate bishop, whose missionaries are devoted to the regeneration of nomadic Indian tribes. -- The Oblates have founded and occupy the four vicariates Apostolic of Natal, Orange River, Basutoland and Transvaal, as also the Prefecture Apostolic of Cimbebasia. (a) For the Congregation (1) Scholasticates affording a course of two years in philosophy and social science (three years in Rome ), and of four years in theology and sacred sciences according to the spirit and method of St. The Roman scholastics follow the programme of the Gregorian University and graduate in philosophy, theology, canon law, and Scripture. de Pontmain near Laval, erected after the Franco-Prussian war. Boniface), "Die West Canada" (German), "Gazeta Katolika" (Polish), and a recently established Ruthenian journal (Winnipeg), “Kitchiwa Mateh Sacred Heart Review in Cris" (Sacred Heart P. Alta), "Cennad Llydewig, Messenger of the Catholic Church in Welsh-English" (Llaanrwst, North Wales ); "Ceylon Catholic Messenger", separate editions in English and Cingalese and the "Jaffna Guardian" in English-Tamil; Parochial Bulletins at St. Since that date a large number of religious remain in France, though isolated.
Its members served as military chaplains on both sides during the Boer war. -- The immense Dioceses of Colombo and Jaffna, with their flourishing colleges and missions, are the achievement of the enterprising zeal of Oblate Fathers under Mgr Bonjean, O. The scholastics at Ottawa graduate in philosophy and theology at the university, of which they form an integral part. During several years they revived the ancient glories of N. Several establishments have been transferred to Belgium, Italy, and Spain ; (4) scholastics, novices, and juniorists are not included. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online.
The printing press is much used, and the congregation has published complete dictionaries and other works in the native idioms among which it labours. -- Until recent years the evangelization of the Canadian West and of British Columbia was the almost exclusive work of the Oblate Fathers, as that of the extreme north still is. In England they have the restored pre-Reformation shrine of Our Lady of Grace at Tower Hill, London, and in Canada the shrines of Our Lady of the Rosary at Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec, and Our Lady of Lourdes at Ville Marie and Duck Lake, Saskatoon. Anthony at kochchikadai, and the Canadian West that of St. Anne, which is largely frequented by Indians and half-breeds, 55 well as white people.
Cathedrals, churches, and colleges were built by them, and often handed over to secular clergy or to other religious communities (as in the case of the St. Albert, Prince Albert, with the Vicariates of Athabaska and Mackenzie since their foundation, have been, and are still occupied by Oblates. The Diocese of Ottawa had an Oblate as first bishop, and owes the foundation of most of its parishes and institutions to members of the congregation, who have also founded a number of the centres in the new Vicariates of Temiskaming and the Gulf of St. In Ceylon they have the national pilgrimage to Our Lady of Madhu. Martin of Tours was re-excavated and revived by Oblate Fathers under Cardinal Guibert in 1862 (see "Life of Léon Papin Dupont", London, 1882). Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (Longeuil, 1843); Grey Nuns of Ottawa, separated from the Montreal community by Bishop Guigues in 1845; Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart and Mary Immaculate founded at St.
"He hath sent me to preach the Gospel to the poor ", has been adopted as the device of the congregation. The parishes are all provided with schools, while many have colleges or academies and a hospital.
(2) Care of young men's societies, Catholic clubs, etc. (b) Secondary or Derived To adapt itself to the different circumstances arising from its rapid development in new countries, the congregation has necessarily extended its sphere of action to parochial organization, to the direction of industrial or reformatory schools, of establishments of secondary education in its principal centres, and of higher institutions of learning, such as the University of Ottawa (see OTTAWA, UNIVERSITY OF). Several of the parochial residences (e.g., Buffalo, Montreal, Quebec, etc.) serve as centres for missionaries who assist the parochial clergy by giving retreats or missions and taking temporary charge of parishes.
Mounier, Tempier, Mye, and Moreau as fellow-priests, and MM.Boniface College, which is at present flourishing under the direction of the Society of Jesus ). Lawrence, as well as in the Diocese of Chicoutimi . Boniface by Archbishop Langevin (1905); and a community of over 300 native sisters, and one of teaching brothers of St. (a) Periodicals on the Work of the Congregation "Missions des O. I.", printed at Rome for the congregation only; "Petites annales des 0. I." (Liège); "Maria Immaculata" (German), Hünfeld, New Brunswick ; the "Missionary Record", started in 1891, was discontinued in 1903.Among the recent labours of the Oblates in the West a special mention must be given to the religious organization of Germans, Poles, and Ruthenians. A missionary vicariate was founded from the British Province in 1894, and is actively engaged in parochial and reformatory work. (b) General Newspapers, etc The "North West Review" (Winnipeg), "Western Catholic" (Vancouver), "Patriote de l'Ouest" (Duck Lake, Saskatoon), "Ami du Foyer" (St. In connexion with the table given on page 186, the following points may be mentioned: (1) the "houses" are parochial establishments or missionary centres, not mission posts; (2) the table is calculated according to the provinces or vicariates of the congregation, which are not always coterminous with ecclesiastical divisions; (3) the figures given for France represent the state of affairs before 1902.The congregation was formed to repair the havoc caused by the French Revolution, and its very existence so soon afterwards was a sign of religious revival. Albert (1897); Breynat, Vicar Apostolic of Mackenzie (1902); Matthew Gaughren, Vicar Apostolic of Orange River Colony (1902); Delalle, Vicar Apostolic of Natal (1904); Miller, Vicar Apostolic of Transvaal (1904); Joussard, Coadjutor of Athabaska (1909); Cenez, Vicar Apostolic of Basutoland (1909); Fallon, Bishop of London, Ontario (1910); Charlebois, first Vicar Apostolic of Keewatin, Canada (1910).Its multiple ends may thus be divided: (a) Primary (1) To revive the spirit of faith among rural and industrial populations by means of missions and retreats, in which devotion to the Sacred Heart and to Mary Immaculate is recommended as a supernatural means of regeneration. (a) General (1) In canonically constituted countries a parish church or public chapel is attached to each establishment of Oblates.