We come together to rededicate ourselves to you.
Through you we offer our persons,
our lives and our work to your Son,
Our Lord and Brother.
We call to mind the spirit of our first Missionaries,
who went forth to preach the Gospel to the poor,
to build the Church and to work for God’s Kingdom.
We remember their trust and confidence in your protection
and, united with them, we ask again
that you pray for us to our heavenly Father.
We are Oblates because God has favored us with his grace.
Through this grace,
men from all over the world have joined our ranks.
Together now, we recall the words of Eugene de Maznod:
“Every Oblate shall cherish a tender devotion to Mary,
he shall look upon her as his Mother.”
Mary Immaculate, model of our faith,
we ask that, like you,
we may be always open
to the promptings of the Holy Spirit
and constantly available for God’s work.
Mary Immaculate, Mother of Mercy,
we ask that you protect and strengthen our missionaries
and help the people we serve.
Mary Immaculate, most loving Mother
through your prayers and our efforts
grant that all people may come to believe
that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord.
Grant also that,
with you and all the Oblates who have gone before us,
we may forever praise the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.