Oblates of Notre Dame
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|Oblates of Notre-Dame|
|Motto||That which pleases God I strive to do always|
|Formation||1956Cotabato City (Philippines)|
|Founder||George Dion and Gerard Mongeau|
|Type||Religious congregation (Institute of Consecrated Life)|
|Purpose||Active ministries of the Church as Pastoral Catechesis and Social Ministry ( HESED FOUNDATION, Justice, Peace and Integrity of creation or JPIC, Reconciliation, Child Peace Learning Center, Migrants and Itinerant People, Women, Health Care)|
Sr. Carmelita Y. Olifernes,OND (2013-2017)General Council 2013-2017: Sr. Erlinda Hisug,OND (Assistant General, Sr. Bernadette Baldemor,OND-2nd General Councillor, Sr. Estrella Corotan,OND-3rd General Councillor, Sr. Nenita Juntilla,OND,-4th General Councillor; General Treasurer-Sr.Nida Macahilo,OND
The Oblates of Notre Dame (OND) is a religious congregation based in Cotabato City, Philippines.
Founded November 10, 1956 in Cotabato City, by two missionaries of Oblates of Mary Immaculate who came to Manila in 1939: Fathers George Dion and Gerard Mongeau. First Members: Sr. Ma. Estrella Adre,OND and Sr. Rosita Quijano,OND
The congregation consists of 172 sisters (as of January, 2016).
Their primary apostolate is Pastoral Catechesis. Many sisters are working as parish sisters and help in diocesan offices in various local churches. They own and administer schools or help in other institutions as administrators, deans of women or campus ministers especially among Notre Dame schools in the Philippines and church-owned institutions.
The OND Sisters are also active engaged in Social Ministry which includes OND HESED FOUNDATION, Reconciliation Center, Hospital Work, Migrants, Women, Agro-Ecology,and action and dialogue of life with Moro Communities particularly in Sulu-Tawi-Tawi, advocating alternative education and promotion of rights among indigenous peoples.
The Sisters are located in the following Dioceses and Archdioceses"
- 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
- Diocese of Naha, Okinawa,Japan FORMATION
- Postulancy - one year in Cotabato City
- Novitiate: one tear Canonical Novitiate in Cotabato City; 6 months Missionary Novitiate, 6 months Post-missionary novitiate before First Profession
- Juniorate: 4 years in mission; 2 years in theological studies before Perpetual Vows
- On-Going Formation after perpetual vows
- Annuario Pontificio, Città del Vaticano 2011, p. 1607
Oblates of Notre Dame