Liaison for Development with Archdiocese of Bloemfontein & Chaplaincy  
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Oblates of Mary Immaculate - Rome
JPIC - Justice and Peace
OMI S-District
Oblates of Mary Immaculate - SA
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Inspired by the last Oblate Chapter in 2004. Oblates are called on to continue and redouble their commitment in service of the poor and most abandoned. A commitment to cooperate closely in the mission of the Church and the Dioceses in which we work to foster the Development Ministry as a means to helping people shrug off the chains of physical and spiritual poverty.

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have a department at Congregational level known as JPIC - Justice and Peace and IIntegrity of Creation. We also have an official observer at the United Nations.

The Challenge of our 34th General Chapter "recognized too that the world we are called to love and minister within is radically changing. Like Jesus walking along the borders of Samaria, we too are standing before different understandings of culture, ethnicity, religion, and gender, invited into a new conversation. The world no longer works in the same way. Old borders are breaking down even as new boundaries are emerging. Our task is to be missionaries in this new pluralistic, sensitive, and complex reality where, like Jesus, we are invited to “cross over” and imitate his self- emptying so as to enter more fully into the life of the other, particularly the lives of the poor. The God we proclaim must be the humble, kenotic God that Jesus incarnated" (Chapter Document Sept 2004 - Rome)



Fr Raphael Mothe OMI
FrRaphael Mothe OMI
Archdiocesan Liaison for Development
Parish Priest in Bultfontein District
Deanery of Bloemfontein -Executive
National Chaplain Sacred Heart Sodality
Archdiocesan Chaplain for Sacred Heart Sodality

Contact Details
Tel: 051-853 1623
P. O. Box 258
South Africa