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)

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

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

Statistics: 154 houses, 444 members (346 priests) (2018)

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

Phone: +1 (202) 269-5677

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Superior General:USAFr. Barry R. Strong, O.S.F.S.Fr. Barry R. Strong, O.S.F.S. (2018.08.02 – ...)
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:FranceBlessed Fr. Louis Brisson, O.S.F.S. (1871)

Living Bishops (2 Bishops)

NamibiaBishop Willem Christiaans, O.S.F.S. (60)Bishop Willem Christiaans, O.S.F.S. (60), Bishop of Keetmanshoop (Namibia)

AustriaBishop Andreas Laun, O.S.F.S. (78)Bishop Andreas Laun, O.S.F.S. (78), Titular Bishop of Libertina and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Salzburg (Austria)

Other Present Prelates (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.)

Saints (1 blessed)

1908: FranceBlessed Louis Brisson, priest

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)

Other Former Prelates (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)

as of 2021.06.05

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