Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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A special “Holy Door” in Korea

Having been challenged and encouraged repeatedly by that “dear old man” Pope Francis, we could not resist being drawn into his ideal world. “Leave your comfortable and lovely churches and go into the dirty and dangerous outskirts of humankind. Seek out the sinners, the rejected, the marginalized, the least ones in our society and bring...

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Fr Ray Warren OMI

Community – Mission – Partnership through the prism of Laudato Si’

The encyclical of Pope Francis on the Care of our Common Home speaks a truth that expresses the Spirit’s gifts while it also indicates danger, warning, caution and challenge. This year 2016,is a convergence of three very significant happenings: how we take up the challenge of Laudato Si’; the Jubilee Year of Mercy for the...

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Father Roberto VALICOURT, a missionary in Brazil’s Northeast for more than 50 years

Still among the poorest of the poor…

Father Roberto VALICOURT, a missionary in Brazil’s Northeast for more than 50 years, tells us about the life of the indigenous peoples, known as “Indians”… I need to remind you that when the Portuguese invaded (not discovered) the land of the Holy Cross, which they called “Brazil,” this land was inhabited by about five million...

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Mass of the Oblates Bicentenary

Mass of the Oblates’ Bicentenary, in Aix-en-Provence.

“We are proud to have among the Aixois, St. Eugene de Mazenod;, we are proud of the missionary work done by the Missionaries of Provence” – said Bishop Christophe Dufour, Bishop of Aix and Arles, during the Oblates’ Bicentenary Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Aix. At the beginning of Mass Fr. Louis LOUGEN, Superior...

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Fr Lougen OMI with His Holiness Pope Francis

Congratulations from the Pope for the bicentenary

Dear Father Lougen, The Holy Father was pleased to be informed of the bicentenary of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate to be celebrated on 25 January 2016, and he sends prayerful good wishes to all of the priests and brothers of the Congregation. His Holiness joins you in giving thanks to Almighty God for...

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St Mary’s Church Holyhead

The Friends of St Eugene ~ Ffrindiau Sant Eugene ~ Service of Commitment

11 am Mass on Sunday October 11th was a unique occasion in St Mary’s Church in Holyhead. It was during this Mass that eight parishioners made their commitment as Friends of St Eugene.  (Six others will make their commitment later in the year.)  Provincial of the Anglo-Irish Province Fr Ray Warren OMI and Fr Lorcan...

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Homeless Jesus

A church with no walls in Hamilton, Canada

After months of patient planning and preparation, two new statues have finally been unveiled in the front yard of St. Patrick Church. The bronze sculptures of St. Patrick and Jesus as a homeless man, now stand in what has been dubbed the church without walls. At the ceremony, Father Tony O’Dell, OMI, shared a comment...

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Blessing of Pets

Annual Darndale Belcamp Parish Blessing Of The Animals.

The Mass based around “The Canticle of Brother Sun,” celebrated in honour of St. Francis of Assisi, was brought to life by a combination of the Oblate Youth Choir, and many local children.  The Oblate Youth filled the Church with hymns and the young children retold the story of St. Francis’ life and love of God’s...

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Concert in aid of the Lourdes Invalid Fund

CONCERT In Aid of the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage Invalid Fund

Last year when we returned from Lourdes and raising funds became an issue, it was suggested that we have a concert to raise the necessary funds. Lots of discussion took place around who we could ask to volunteer their time and expertise to make the night a success. After the Garda Band graciously agreed to...

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St Eugene de Mazenod

200 Years Through the Eyes of our Crucified Saviour…

At around the age of 25 he experienced a moment of intuition that changed his life. One Good Friday, in the presence of the Cross he became aware that it was Jesus Christ the Saviour who was looking at him in love. Eugene de Mazenod was able to find in this loving look his source...

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