Rosies was founded by the late Fr. Tom Shortall O.M.I., as an Oblate mission in Australia taking its original inspiration from St. Eugene De Mazenod, the founder of “MISSIONARY OBLATES OF MARY IMMACULATE”.

St. Eugene says, “First of all, it is crucial to become fully HUMAN”. Rosies community exists for mission and its fundamental mission is the building up of human community amongst the young people and those left out by society.

On community the late Fr. Marcello Zago O.M.I., says, “Is being lived as a communion of persons rather than as a common dwelling place or a house where the members share a roof, meals and different activities”. Thus, Rosies outreach and its invitation is to all, without discrimination. The community life it strives to live is the community life it seeks to share.

By Fr. Joe Antony