In 1987, following the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and guided by the leadership of Rev. Mother Gloria Castro and Sister Josephine Stabile, a group of 31 sisters, former members of the Oblates to Divine Love, founded a new institute in the Archdiocese of New York. The new Congregation of Oblates to the Blessed Trinity was erected as an Institute of Diocesan Right on November 27, 2002, by his Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan.
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.
Love and Oblation
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.
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.
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.
The principal feast of our Congregation is that of the Most Holy Trinity, which is the core of our spirituality.
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.
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 prayer life includes:
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.
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.
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.