Our Charisms

Every religious congregation has its own charisms and spirituality based on the life and mission of her founder. It gives every religious congregation a unique identity from all other institutes.

Pope St. John Paul II in his visit to the Oblates of St. Joseph in Asti, he said: "Your activity puts you at the heart of the Church. Indeed, the charism of the Oblates of St Joseph asks you to reproduce in your life and apostolate the ideal of service lived by the Guardian of the Redeemer. It is this simple, hard-working lifestyle that you intend to follow, as you spread devotion to St Joseph by preaching, by publishing and, especially, by apostolic witness. This is the pastoral mission you carry out in humble places, among poor people, imitating the craftsman of Nazareth who protected Jesus and supported him in his preparation for the great work of Redemption. Blessed Marello urged his spiritual sons to be hermits at home in order to be effective apostles away from home. This teaching, ever alive in your spirit, commits you all, dear Oblates of St Joseph, to maintaining an atmosphere of recollection and prayer in your religious houses, fostered by silence and appropriate community meetings. May your family spirit strengthen the unity of your communities and of the entire congregation."

Specifically, according to our rules, the OSJ Constitutions and General Directory, the following are our charismas:

Union with God


Hidden Life

Hard Work

Total Commitment
to the
Interests of Jesus

Oblates of St. Joseph Provincialate
Santuario de San Jose
Duke cor Buffalo Streets
(02) 584 9668