Monthly Archives: May 2014

PAPAL APPROBATION: RECOGNIZING THE COMMITMENT TO SPREAD MARIAN DEVOTION

POPE LEO XII FOR FUTURE REMEMBRANCE OF THE MATTER In conclusion, We firmly hope that the members of this holy Family, who are employed in the ministry of the word of God under Rules so well fitted to form hearts … Continue reading

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PAPAL APPROBATION: RECOGNIZING THAT THE CHURCH HAS SPOKEN

In legal language, the Pope states that because the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate has been approved by the Church, this approval is valid throughout the world and no local ecclesiastical authority can go against it. It was … Continue reading

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PAPAL APPROBATION: RECOGNIZING OUR SUPERIOR GENERAL AS OUR SPECIAL STRENGTH AND SUPPORT

POPE LEO XII FOR FUTURE REMEMBRANCE OF THE MATTER  Finally, since the exercise of supreme authority in this Congregation serves as its special strength and support and since also from its very beginning, and in conformity with its Rules, this … Continue reading

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PAPAL APPROBATION: RECOGNIZING OUR RULE OF LIFE AS THE WAY TO LIVE OUT OUR DREAMS

From the time that Eugene brought the Oblates into existence in 1816 until the papal approbation, he insisted on the necessity for a commonly accepted vision statement and a rule of life that would keep all the members in communion … Continue reading

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PAPAL APPROBATION: RECOGNIZING OUR NAME AND OUR FOUNDER

We have seen how Eugene was inspired to change our name and the importance of this for our understanding of our identity. With this document, the change was officially recognized and the Church gave us the name of Oblates of … Continue reading

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PAPAL APPROBATION: RECOGNIZING THEIR MINISTRY AS RELIGIOUS

POPE LEO XII FOR FUTURE REMEMBRANCE OF THE MATTER  This Society has for its aim the following objects: its members, who are bound by simple but perpetual vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and perseverance in the Institute itself, (from which … Continue reading

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PAPAL APPROBATION: RECOGNIZING THEIR NEED IN LARGER AREAS

POPE LEO XII FOR FUTURE REMEMBRANCE OF THE MATTER  The astonishing success however, with which Divine Providence was pleased to crown their efforts could not long remain hidden, and when the news of it began to spread, many of the … Continue reading

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PAPAL APPROBATION: RECOGNIZING THE METHOD

POPE LEO XII FOR FUTURE REMEMBRANCE OF THE MATTER… … It is now eleven years since Our Predecessor, Pius VII, of happy memory, shortly after he had by God’s protection guided back to port the storm tossed vessel of the … Continue reading

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PAPAL APPROBATION: RECOGNIZING THE NEED

POPE LEO XII FOR FUTURE REMEMBRANCE OF THE MATTER If there ever was a time when this Apostolic See endeavored to encourage and support by every means at its command the zeal of those priests, who, burning with the fire of holy love, … Continue reading

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – THE CHURCH RECOGNIZES US!

After nearly four months of hectic activity, Eugene could announce that the text of the brief of approval was ready to be signed by the Pope! Mission accomplished! APOSTOLIC LETTER OF APPROBATION GIVEN TO THE INSTITUTE, RULES AND CONSTITUTIONS OF … Continue reading

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