Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


First Oblate parish in the country!

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have been assigned their first parish in Vietnam, marking a watershed in the Oblate Mission and their development and integration in the communist state. Bishop Vincent Nguyen Van Ban of Ban Me Thuot officially appointed Oblate Father Dominic NGUYEN VAN LOC as the priest in charge of Phuoc Tin...

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Lourdes Guest Reunion

Saturday 21st May saw the Lourdes Guest Reunion in Aras Mhuire Hall, Inchicore. The event, which takes place every year is hosted by the Oblate Youth Service and brings together the many different people involved in the Lourdes Pilgrimage every September. This year’s reunion was equally successful as previous years – despite the rain! The...

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4th US National Gathering of Oblate Associates Held in Belleville

66 Oblate Associates from ten states and the United Kingdom gathered for the 4th National Gathering held at King’s House Retreat Center in Belleville, Illinois, June 2nd – 5th. Also attending were ten Oblates including: U.S. Provincial, Fr. William Antone, Vicar-provincial, Fr. Louis Studer, Fr. Antonio Ponce, Director of the U.S. Office of OMIJPIC, Fr. David...

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The ‘Joy of Love’ and thoughts from Pope Francis on the sick and elderly – a Lourdes Perspective

Recently I had the privilege of attending a seminar given by Fr Frank Morrissey, OMI, accompanied by Bishop Bob Bourgon, Bishop of Hearst and Moosonee, Canada. Fr Frank is Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Canon Law at the Saint Paul University in Ottawa. To read that might suggest a seminar that was deeply academic but this...

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New Music Video to Mark 200th Anniversary

The Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, Assumption Province produced this video in order to thank Merciful God for the life and witness of St. Eugene de Mazenod and heroic life of many Oblates and lay collaborators who followed the Gospel call to bring the Good News to the most abandoned. As we celebrate 200thanniversary of...

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First Priest From Turkmenistan Ordained

On May 7, 2016, in St. Nickolas church in Kiev, the first Oblate and first priest ever from Turkmenistan was ordained – Fr. Anton LITVINOV.The new priest received the Sacrament of Holy Orders from his Oblate brother, Bishop Radoslaw ZMITROWICZ, Auxiliary of Kamyanets-Podilskyi. Turkmenistan is a vast country, 80% of which is a desert. Since...

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“We are all children of God – sisters and brothers of Jesus Christ”.

What next for St. Anne’s? was the remark in the Sunday newsletter, ‘come along to a meeting in the presbytery on Monday night at 7pm’. Everyone was curious to know what was happening, word had spread quickly, as between 30-40 people turned up for the meeting. For the past 2 years, Mgr. Pat Browne and...

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Episcopal ordination of Bishop Salcedo, OMI

The Coliseo del Colegio Salesiano Santa Rosa in Huancayo served as a temporary “Cathedral” for the April 17 episcopal ordination of Oblate Bishop Carlos SALCEDO OJEDA, the first Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Huancayo and the first Peruvian Oblate bishop. Pope Francis had named him to that service in the Church on January 30,...

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OMI parish welcomes refugees

Fr. James FIORI tells of a special project undertaken by his parish in the capital of Canada. Some months ago, even before the plight of the refugees had reached a fever pitch, someone at Canadian Martyrs Parish in Ottawa asked the question: “Can we and should we, as a parish, sponsor a refugee family?” A...

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Ecumenical prayer group

Rajabima Oblate Centre, situated in the ancient sacred Buddhist city of Anuradhapura, is a community established also with the view of reaching out to the poor of other religions. Following the teachings of the Church after the second Vatican Council, the Oblate community at Rajabima has taken the initiative to invite the pastors and community...

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