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Hopewell Junction NY 12533

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About Us

The Congregation of the Oblates to the Blessed Trinity, is a Religious Institute of diocesan right, which began in 1987 in the Archdiocese of New York.

We follow the spirit and charism of the Servant of God, Mother Margherita Diomira Crispi, Foundress of the Congregation of the Oblates to Divine Love, a charism of love and oblation.

Our principal goal is to foster unity in the life of each member, particularly through the assiduous contemplation of the Blessed Trinity.

The Oblates to the Blessed Trinity, follow Jesus in the apostolic life, dying to ourselves, obeying Him until death in a total oblation to God.

We profess by public vow to observe the three evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience. These religious vows are the full expression of our consecration. By means of the profession of vows, the Oblates to the Blessed Trinity intend to “free ourselves of those obstacles that impede the perfection of charity” and propose to use all our talents to render to God the greatest honor and glory.

Charism and Spirituality
The love of God is the foundation upon which the Congregation is based, as well as the spirit that animates it. We greet each other with our special motto “Deus Caritas” (God is love) to remind ourselves of our charism of love and oblation.

Imbued with the spirit of love, the Oblates to the Blessed Trinity aspire to a life of perfection in which “every thought, word and action is like the incense of prayer that adores and worships God.” We consecrate ourselves in complete oblation to the Three Divine Persons, by imitating Christ, the High Priest, by following Him from Gethsemane to Calvary and by professing a special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist.

The charism of the Congregation and the special devotion to the Eucharist lead the Oblates to render to the Lord that which He asked of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque: to love, glorify and make reparation to His Divine Heart.

Through the sacrifice of the Cross, Christ offered Himself to the Father; the Oblates, following His example, offer ourselves to God and share in the redemptive act of Christ and in the glory of His Resurrection. We participate in the Priesthood of Christ and become holocausts for the glory of the Blessed Trinity with the gift of our lives.

The principal feast of our Congregation is that of the Most Holy Trinity which is the core of our spirituality.


The Oblates make an oblation of ourselves to the Triune God for the intentions of Holy Mother Church, the Holy Father, the sanctification of the Clergy and the return of all those who are separated from the Catholic Church. The Oblates to the Blessed Trinity venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially in her generous FIAT and in her fidelity to God. We see in Mary the purest image of what we should be: obedient, pure and faithful.

Saint Joseph is venerated as the protector of our Congregation. The Oblates give him special honor which consists in the imitation of his many virtues.

Prayer Life
Called to an intense life of prayer, we try to live in constant contemplation of the Triune God, deepening the meaning of our oblation. From our prayer life we receive the graces necessary to live our commitment to the fullest.

    Our daily prayer life includes:
    Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
    Communal recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours (Lauds, Vespers and Compline)    
    Prayers proper to our Congregation
    Recitation of the Rosary
    Eucharistic Adoration
    Meditation
    Spiritual reading
    Holy Hour (every Thursday)
    Daily examination of Conscience
    Monthly days of Recollection
    Six to eight days of annual retreat
    Sacrament of Reconciliation on a regular basis

Community Life
The Congregation of the Oblates to the Blessed Trinity, in imitation of the Trinity, has as its special goal a life of mutual self-offering among its members. United in mutual solidarity we help create a true meeting of hearts, minds and wills within the Community.

The Oblates live, pray and work together in a manner that reflects our charism. We make every effort to live in an atmosphere of peace, respect and sincerity.

Each Sister places her talents and abilities at the service of the Community and thus, contributes toward the progress and growth of the Congregation and its apostolate in the Church.

Apostolate
The apostolate of our Congregation flows from the love of God. It is this love which inspires, unifies and gives life to all our apostolic endeavors. The primary means of achieving a fruitful apostolate is prayer.

From its foundation the Congregation has dedicated itself to catholic education of children and youth. We are active in this apostolate which is of so great importance in the world today.

We also dedicate ourselves to pastoral work, evangelization, religious education, Hispanic apostolate and care of the poor and elderly.