THE SPIRIT OF OBLATION is the distinctive trait of the Congregation.
The Oblate is offered through Christ, with Him and in Him, who offered himself so that his disciples might be sanctified in truth. And not only for them, but also for those who will believe in Him through their word, that is, the Church, which He loved and handed himself over for her.
Through this oblation, we offer our whole being and life to the will of the heavenly Father, to live in continuous immolation for love, by the faithful and constant fulfilment of that divine will, to which we abandon ourselves with total self-oblivion. (Constitutions 85)