Back to Top

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales (OSFS)

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales (OSFS) Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, (De Sales Oblates), is a Roman Catholic religious congregation founded by Blessed Louis Brisson in Troyes, France in the year 1875. The Charism of the Oblates is to Live Jesus according to the Spiritual Directory, whose end and means are union with the Will of God. We Oblates strive to accomplish our mission by the practice of the Spiritual Directory and observance of our Constitutions.
We live the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, normally within a common life, based upon Salesian spirituality and fraternal love. We believe in the value of prayer that is both personal and supportive. As an integral part of the Church, we are called to spread among the People of God, the spirit and doctrine of St. Francis de Sales, as intended by our Founder, Father Brisson.

As Christian humanists, we believe in the dignity, worth and responsible liberty of each person and we try to approach each person in a gentle and humble. way while fostering peace and justice in the world community. Therefore, we value our participation in Christian Education, Missions, and other Pastoral Ministries. Today the OSFS has about 400 members in 7 provinces, 2 regions and 1 Mission scattered over more than 25 countires. In 1992 OSFS were founded in Bangalore, India.

De Sales Oblates known for their inventive skills and innovative acumen, have made milestone achievements in the field of education. Some of the world renowned sister concerns of the De Sales Oblates’ Fraternity are:

DE SALES ACADEMY (ISC) is an educational institution managed by the De Sales Oblates, (OSFS Fathers) in India. It is registered under the Karnataka Samarpana Educational Society,KSES (Reg No. 524/94-95) with all the rights and privileges granted by the constitution of India.
Drawing inspiration from Christ, the Supreme Teacher, protection from Our Lady of Light, direction from our Holy Founders St. Francis de Sales and Blessed Louis Brisson and expressing solidarity with all people, De Sales Academy becomes a nurturing ground for individuals to aim at their future and to effect holistic transformation within the so that they can creatively contribute to the development of the society.