Oblates of Mary Immaculate
The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) is a missionary religious congregation in the Catholic Church. It was founded on January 25, 1826 by St. Eugene De Mazenod a French priest born in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France on August 1, 1782. The congregation was given recognition by Pope Leo X111 on February 17, 1826. The congregation is composed of priests and brothers usually living in community. The congregation had approximately 4,400 members serving in 56 different countries worldwide.