“That which pleases God I strive to do always.” (Jn 8:29)
The Society of Oblates of Notre Dame (OND) is a religious congregation of women of pontifical right dedicated to the works of the apostolate. It was founded in 1956 in Cotabato, Philippines by two Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O. M. I.), Father George Dion, OMI subsequently Apostolic Vicar of Jolo and Tawi-Tawi and Archbishop Gerard Mongeau, OMI, DD of the Archdiocese of Cotabato.
They were with the first four daring missionaries who landed in Manila, Philippines in 1939. They pioneered the OMI missionary adventures in the provinces of Cotabato and Sulu, considered the most difficult areas in the Philippines. The country, then was faced with poverty and shortage of priests and mission partners.
Seventeen years later, on November 10, 1956, the OND has come into existence in the Church as a response to the crying need for a community of women that could complement the role of priests and for a community that could understand its own people.
Today, the Oblates of Notre Dame is at the threshold of its 50 years of missionary presence in the Church. It has 167 professed sisters.
George Dion, OMI
Gerard Mongeau, OMI
They are on missionary engagements in the PHILIPPINES
Archdiocese of Cotabato
Archdiocese of Davao
Archdiocese of Zamboanga
Diocese of Kidapawan, Cotabato Province
Diocese of Marbel, South Cotabato
Prelature of Isabela, Basilan
Vicariate of Jolo and Tawi-Tawi
Archdiocese of Cebu
Archdiocese of Palo, Leyte
Diocese of Cubao
Diocese of Caloocan
Archdiocese of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Diocese of Daru, Kiunga
Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas, USA
Archdiocese of San Angelo, Texas, USA
The OND Sisters carry out Pastoral Catechesis (primary apostolate)
and social services (secondary apostolate) through their varied ministries.
Parish and Diocesan Ministry
Social Service Ministry
Justice and Peace
Interfaith Dialogue & Culture of Peace
Child Peace Learning Center
Migrants & Itinerant People
Dialogue of Life, action and religions particularly with Moro Communities