We are members of the prophetic Church…
This prophetic mission is carried out in communion with the Church, in conformity with the directives of the hierarchy and in dependence on our Superiors.
CC&RR, Constitution 9
Responding to the call of the Spirit, some Oblates identify themselves with the poor, sharing their life and commitment to justice; others are present where decisions affecting the future of the poor are being made.
In each case, a serious discernment in the light of ecclesiastical directives will be made and the Oblates concerned will receive their mission for this ministry from their Superiors.
CC&RR, Rule 9a
In all our ministries, prophetic voices must not be stifled. When they arise, they will be heard, tested, and supported
CC&RR, Rule 9b
In our missionary outreach to the poor the Oblate is always part of a community. Our Oblate vocation excludes “lone rangers” who “do their own thing” – however beneficial and inspiring “my” personal talents and “my” actions may be.
We fulfil our mission in and through the community to which we belong. Our communities, therefore, are apostolic in character.
CC&RR, Constitution 37
We are part of a community, and our community is part of the Church, and all Oblate outreach is meant to be done in communion.
The call of Jesus Christ, heard within the Church through people’s need for salvation, draws us together as Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
CC&RR, Constitution 1
“Our conviction that evangelization is not the work of lone rangers but is a community effort of the Oblates and the entire Christian community is grounded in the Gospel and our missionary practice. It is the Church who evangelizes and sends us forth on mission.” Declaration of the 1998 OMI General Chapter