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Purpose of this
In South America, the Oblates of St.
Francis de Sales are present in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo with
parish and school ministry.
They serve in Brazil in the most Southern
State, Rio Grande do Sul, with parish ministry in Braga, Jaboticaba,
Novo Barreiro, Palmeira das Missões and Viamão and also
with a hospital chaplaincy in Porto Alegre. In the North-Western
Brazilian State Bahia they are involved with parish ministry in
Saúde and Pindobaçu.
In Equador the Oblates are present almost
right on the equator at the Pacific coast, that is to say, in Manta,
the biggest fisherharbor of the country, where people are served with
parish ministry and a formation house.
Other Oblates' formation houses are located in
the Brazilian places of Jaboticaba, Passo Fundo, and
With this website and its articles and
graphics, the Oblates hope that you will become familiar with the
admirable and highly up-to-date, gentle and always attractive
personality of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Spiritual
It is hoped that you will follow his
example and live Jesus in your heart and everyday life. Feel
free to contact the Oblates for more information and to inquire about
joining our community.