Our Charism

Each religious order has its own 'Charism' or 'family traditions'. The tradition or particular flavour of a religious order is centered around the founder's original vision and philosophies.

Oblate Youth Australia is a youth group developed by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, whose Charism is based on their founder, St. Eugene de Mazenod. Like any family, OYA recognises that it is important to know its traditions.  

OYA also recognises that it is a part of the Australian Catholic Church and celebrates the diversity of gifts and challenges faced by all young people in the Church. We therefore adopt the Australian vision for Catholic youth ministry "Anointed & Sent" which in spirit, is already inherent in the vision, practices and policies of OYA.