For His Church, close to people
We, Missionary Oblate Sisters of Mary Immaculate, are a young Religious Institute of the Catholic Church. We came into existence in Spain in 1997, when nine women came together to live in community with the intention of following St. Eugene de Mazenod and his sons steps. So we are part of the Oblate Family, started by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), founded by Eugene de Mazenod in 1816 in Aix-en-Provence (France) and now spread throughout the world.
As women consecrated to God, we live the same charisma as the Oblates:
"To bring the Good News to the poor."
We are a Diocesan Religious Institute, whose mission is to proclaim Jesus to the poorest of our times and where the Church is most in need. Mary Immaculate is our patroness. Like her, we look forward to take Christ to the world, whose hope is Him.
Currently, we are 22 sisters from seven different countries (Spain, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Peru, France and Slovakia). We live in three communities, all of them located in Madrid.
The majority of sisters are still in formation. After a certain time of community experience, candidates begin the Pre-novitiate, after which they go to the Novitiate. And, at the end of it, they consecrate themselves for the First time to God and to the Institute, through the vows of Chastity, Poverty, Obedience and Perseverance. After that, new Oblate Sisters study theology or receive another suitable type of training.