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About Us

Oblate Mission Development is an office of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Anglo-Irish Province), set up in 2005 to strenghen links between contemporary Ireland/UK and Oblate missions around the world. Our brief is ‘to raise awareness of missions worldwide, interact with Oblate missions in developing countries, and raise funds to support the work of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate with some of the world's poorest communities'.



Director: Thomas McCabe OMI
Liaison Officer: Barbara McCauley
Office Manager: Carmel Byrne

Chairman: Raymond Warren OMI, 
Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Anglo-Irish Province)

Treasurer: Anthony Clancy OMI
Provincial Treasurer


Other trustees:

Michael O’Connor OMI
Louis McDermott OMI
Oliver Barry OMI, Provincial
Leo Philomin OMI


What we do

The Oblate Mission Development Office, with your support, is helping some of the poorest people on earth to shape a better future for themselves and their children. Among the projects we fund or are seeking funding for:


  • Potable water projects for drought-stricken communities in Banaye and Klero.

  • Up-to-date medical laboratory equipment for a new laboratory at Seboche Mission Hospital, Lesotho.

  • Research to gather data needed to guide the future development of services for children with multiple special-needs in the catchment area of Ferrando Resource Centre for Children with Multiple Special Needs, Lesotho.

  • Medical school fees and expenses for a young Oblate brother in Democratic Republic of Congo, now in his 4th year of medical studies.

  • The development of sustainable, climate change resilient rice-farming at the remote coastal village of Bantarsari, Java, Indonesia.

  • A memorial museum to honour the witness of Ukraine’s Christian Martyrs.

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