Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales (O.S.F.S.)

Also known as: Oblati di San Francesco di Sales (Italiano) / Institutum Oblatorum Sancti Francisci Salesii (latine) / Oblaten des hl. Franz von Sales (Deutsch) / Oblats de Saint François de Sales (français) / Oblaten van Sint-Franciscus van Sales (Nederlands)

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Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

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History

Contact Info

Address: 1621 Otis Str. N.E., Washington, DC 20018-2321, USA

Phone: +1 (202) 269-5677

Superiors

Superior General:USAFr. Barry R. Strong, O.S.F.S.Fr. Barry R. Strong, O.S.F.S. (2018.08.02 – ...)

Past Superiors

Superior General:BrazilFr. José Kiesel Aldino, O.S.F.S. (2006.08 – 2018.08.02)
Superior General:USAFr. Lewis S. Fiorelli, O.S.F.S. (1994 – 2006.08)

Founder

Founder:FranceBlessed Fr. Louis Brisson, O.S.F.S. (1871)

Other Present Members (1)

Fr. Guillaume Kambounon, O.S.F.S.Fr. Guillaume Kambounon, O.S.F.S., President of Regional Union of Conferences of Major Superiors of Francophone West Africa (U.R.C.A.O.)

Other Former Members (3)

>1993: NamibiaFr. Ludger G. Holling, O.S.F.S., Apostolic Administrator of Keetmanshoop (Namibia)

1930: NamibiaFr. Mattia Eder, O.S.F.S., Prefect Apostolic of Great Namaqualand (Namibia)

1923: NamibiaFr. Stanislao von Krolikowski, O.S.F.S., Prefect Apostolic of Great Namaqualand (Namibia)

Living Bishops (3 Bishops)

NamibiaBishop Willem Christiaans, O.S.F.S. (63)Bishop Willem Christiaans, O.S.F.S. (63), Bishop of Keetmanshoop (Namibia)

AustriaBishop Andreas Laun, O.S.F.S. (81)Bishop Andreas Laun, O.S.F.S. (81), Titular Bishop of Libertina and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Salzburg (Austria)

BeninBishop Bernard de Clairvaux Toha Wontacien, O.S.F.S. (53)Bishop Bernard de Clairvaux Toha Wontacien, O.S.F.S. (53), Bishop of Djougou (Benin) and General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Benin

Deceased Bishops (9 Bishops)

2009: South AfricaBishop John Baptist Minder, O.S.F.S., Bishop of Keimoes–Upington (South Africa)

2002: NamibiaBishop Anthony Chiminello, O.S.F.S., Bishop of Keetmanshoop (Namibia)

1994: NamibiaBishop Edward Francis Joseph Schlotterback, O.S.F.S., Vicar Apostolic of Keetmanshoop (Namibia)

1966: South AfricaBishop Francis Esser, O.S.F.S., Bishop of Keimoes (South Africa)

1965: South AfricaBishop Henry Joseph Thünemann, O.S.F.S., Bishop of Keimoes (South Africa)

1960: NamibiaBishop Joseph Klemann, O.S.F.S., Vicar Apostolic of Great Namaqualand (Namibia)

1947: NamibiaBishop Giacomo Eich, O.S.F.S., Vicar Apostolic of Great Namaqualand (Namibia)

1939: South AfricaBishop Odilon Fages, O.S.F.S., Vicar Apostolic of Orange River (South Africa)

1932: South AfricaBishop Jean-Marie Simon, O.S.F.S., Vicar Apostolic of Orange River (South Africa)

Blesseds (1)

1908: FranceBlessed Louis Brisson, priest

Brazil Brazil

Italy Italy

USA USA

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Houses: 151

Members: 420 (309 priests)

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Last updated on 2024.04.06

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