In the United States there are 85 fully retired Oblates and 33 Oblates in reduced active ministry. Like the people they served in the missions for so many years, these men require medical care, food and shelter. Having lived lives of poverty and mission, these retired Oblates simply do not have the means to survive on their own.
Oblate retirement communities are located in Tewksbury, Massachusetts; San Antonio, Texas; Belleville, Illinois; St. Paul, Minnesota and Los Angeles, California. These special facilities assure that retired Oblate priests and brothers have adequate living conditions, medical necessities and transportation.