The Missionary Oblates of Mary  Immaculate are a Roman Catholic congregation of priests and brothers founded after the French Revolution by
St. Eugene De Mazenod to work among the poor.

Today there are nearly 4,000 missionaries working in more than 60 countries around the world.

We are missionaries. We began 188 years ago, on January 25, 1816, when Father Eugene de Mazenod and four companions came together to preach missions in Provencal, in the rural countryside of southern France. And currently, how many are we? Where are we? What do we do?
We are 4,440 Oblates in all – young men, old men, Oblates in formation, priests, Brothers! Of this total, 580 are in formation, having already made their first commitment. We are in the five continents. The branch planted in Aix-en-Provence thrived well: more than 700 in Africa, 1450 in Europe, 630 in Asia, 360 in Latin America, 750 in Canada, 480 in the United States.

And all these people, what do they do? We do everything. We are not specialized, except in facing urgent needs…. It was enough for bishops to come to our Founder and say to him: “I do not have anybody…” for him to act, re-examine his manpower, cut personnel here and there, and release 2 or 3 men for these new needs. And that continues today still. You see, it is a question of passion, of missionary concern….