Welcome To De Sales Oblates India
Founded in Troyes, France, in 1871 by Blessed Louis Brisson, the Oblates of St, Francis de Sales are committed to imitating Jesus Christ in the spirit of St. Francis de Sales. We exist to follow and disseminate the spiritual heritage of our patron St. Francis de Sales. We are guided by the practice of our motto: "LIVE + JESUS" or "to live as Jesus lived", the motto that St. Francis de Sales wanted to inscribe in everyone's heart. Therefore every Oblate strives to make of his life an "Oblatus" or "a complete offering to God".
Samarpanaram, the first community of Oblates of St. Francis de Sales is established in Bangalore, Karnataka. Samarpanaram means: "Garden of offering – Oblate garden" and is for many years Initial House of Formation, Novitiate and Scholasticate.
Salespuram, the second community of Oblates of St. Francis de Sales is established in Vallithode, Kannur, Kerala. It is the initial formation house. Salespuram means: "City of DeSales".
Brisson Nilayam, the third community of Oblates of St. Francis de Sales is established in Eluru, West-Godawari, Andhra Pradesh. From 2012, it is the house for the Novitiate of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Brisson Nilayam means: "House of Brisson".
De Sales Academy
De Sales Academy is an independent school administered by the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales (OSFS Fathers). It teaches young people to learn to love with a spirituality inspired by Saint Francis De Sales.
Brisson Bala Bhavan, the first Indian apostolate of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales is established in Samarpanaram Campus, Bangalore. Brisson Bala Bhavan is a boarding for boys who would not get a chance to obtain quality education otherwise because of poverty. Brisson Bala Bhavan means: "Brisson Boy's Home".