History of Redacres
In 1976 we managed to begin more serious renovations and extentions due to the generosity of an Associate of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
Many will remember the Marriage Encounter weekends as a result of the more comfortable cottages and conference room facilities erection.
Retreat and Pilgrimage Ministries :
Oblates are involved in preaching retreats and leading pilgrimages. We work at Lourdes in France. We founded the Shongweni pilgrimage. Today we continue to help animate this diocesan pilgrimage. We have our own retreat centre at Redacres in Kwazulu Natal.
Ministry in Parishes
In 1852 five Oblates arrived in Durban to found the Church in Natal. Today we continue continue to minister in the Archdiocese of Durban in 22 parishes. Our focus is on the poor and marginalised wherever they are. But we are aware that spiritual poverty is found in all communities whatever their socio-economic status. So our ministerial presence includes all strata of society.