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The section showcases contemporary scholarship in the field of Oblate studies. The articles selected provide a range of perspectives and in-depth information about the Congregation; their work with Aboriginal Peoples and Métis; Oblate contributions to the development of Francophone communities throughout Alberta; and their legacy.


Western Oblate Studies

This is a series of conference proceedings (five volumes) that focused attention on the Congregation, beginning in 1989 and continuing to1999.  Articles are reprinted with the permission of the authors and publishers.


For the Life of the World: The Missionary Oblates

This was a comprehensive research project undertaken at the Provincial Museum of Alberta (now the Royal Alberta Museum) under the leadership of David Goa, Curator of Folk and Religious Life. The project titled “For the Life of the World: The Missionary Oblates” resulted in a number research papers. The following are reprinted with the permission of the Royal Alberta Museum.


Proclaiming the Gospel to the Indians and the Métis

This seminal book by Raymond Huel provides a comprehensive picture of the work of the Oblates in the West. It was published by the University of Alberta Press and Western Canadian Publishers in 1996. The following chapters are reprinted with the permission of the author and publisher.


Gilles Cadrin Oblate Articles

These articles span Cadrin’s academic career and were published in Canada and/or France. They address such charismatic Oblate figures as Fr Valentin Végréville, Fr Émile Petitot and Bishop Legal. He also provides insight into the mission work, building of parishes and other activities that make this era come to life. The following are reprinted with the permission of the author and publisher.


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