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A Desire to serve

Most Missionary Oblates inquired about religious life or priesthood because we felt some sort of attraction to the idea of serving God as a brother or priest. We felt deeply that we were being invited to a deep relationship with God, the Church and the world. For most this desire surfaces as an interest in the church: its liturgical and communal life, or in it’s outreach to the poor.

If you’ve experienced something similar it’s possible that God is calling you to a vocation as a brother or priest. One of the questions people ask when considering a vocation is, ‘what do you have to do become an Oblate priest or brother. Read on to discover the basic steps.


Basic Requirements

  • Be a single, practicing Roman Catholic man between the ages of 18-40.
  • Completion of high school and at least have begun post-secondary education.
  • Have a desire for prayer, personal growth and service to God by serving others.
  • Have both the desire and the ability to live the vows and to live in community.
  • Willingness to participate in the mission of the community as inspired by St. Eugene.

Your initial contact with the Oblates can begin during your final years of high school, your time at university or while in the workforce. During this period you will become more familiar with our mission – sharing the Good News, especially among the poor.

And remember we are here to listen and answer any questions you might have. The vocation director is always available to talk and listen as you respond in faith to the stirring of the Holy Spirit in your life.