We have been specially founded for the conversion of souls and God has shown us over the period of years we have been proclaiming his mercies to sinners that he is ready to work miracles through our ministry. It is the seal of his approval.
Examination of conscience, October 1826, O.W. XV n. 157.
The preaching of missions was the major reason for the existence of the Oblates, and thus they gave themselves generously to this ministry, convinced that they were co-operators of the Saviour Himself and His instruments or co-redeemers. The fact that during Eugene’s lifetime the missions numbered some 3000 in France alone attests to the Oblates’ conviction of the usefulness of the missions and of the worth of dedicating all their lives to this.