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Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Around the World

Sorcha Dempsey-Roberts and one of the children in the Sandra Jones Centre, Zimbabwe, July 2019

Zimbabwe 2019: They asked only one thing of us – to love…

Zimbabwe 2019 My name is Sorcha Dempsey-Roberts. I am 19 years old and live on Anglesey in North Wales. I was fortunate enough to get a place on this year’s missionary experience trip to Zimbabwe 2019. The excitement of finding out that I had been successful in gaining a place on the trip was quickly...

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Fr. John Flynn OMI Australia

Fr. John Flynn OMI: Australia

Fr. John Flynn OMI: Australia On my recent visit to Australia to join in the celebrations in mark the 125th anniversary of the Oblates Mission I brought with me a watch that had been in my possession for a number of years. The watch had been presented to Fr. John Flynn OMI in gratitude for his...

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Festival of Life motivated youth to live “Like Fire”

Festival of Life motivated youth to live “Like Fire” POLAND By Marcin Szuścik Festival of Life : One thousand young people, one week, one God. Workshops, conferences, concerts, games, Masses, prayers, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and much more. What else do you want to see at a Catholic youth gathering? “Festival of Life”, the...

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Australian Oblates Celebrate 125 years of Oblate Mission

Australian Oblates Celebrate 125 years of Oblate Mission The Oblates of Mary Immaculate celebrated the arrival of the Order in Australia and the dedication of St Patrick’s Fremantle as a Basilica from 15 – 18 August. The Oblates first landed in Fremantle in 1894, under the supervision of Fr Gaughren OMI, the Anglo-Irish Provincial who...

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Pope Francis issues new legislation for protection of minors

By Christopher Wells, Vatican News   “The protection of minors and vulnerable persons is an integral part of the Gospel message,” Pope Francis insists in the very first line of his Apostolic Letter. The Pope says that it is the duty of all “to generously welcome children and vulnerable persons, and to create a safe...

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A thank you to Fr Paul Horrocks

Father Paul Anthony Horrocks has been a Chaplain at the Lourdes Sanctuary for 15 years and will be moving shortly to Ireland to take up a new assignment. We sat down with Fr. Paul to find out a little more about him and his experiences at the Sanctuary. Can you tell us a little about...

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Eugene de Mazenod – 10 reasons why you should get to know him

Check out these 10 reasons why you should get to know Saint Eugene de Mazenod. 1.) His life is an example of overcoming sinful inclinations. From an early age, Saint Eugene de Mazenod struggled with his temper. When he was four years old, his uncles took him to the theater where they sat in boxed seats....

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Death toll in Jolo church bombings now 27 with 77 injured

Death toll in Jolo church bombings now 27 with 77 injured JOLO, Sulu – Philippines The death toll in the Jolo Cathedral bombings has reached 27 dead and 77 have been injured. Of the fatalities, seven were soldiers and 20 civilians who were inside the Church and those outside and across the street during the secondary...

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Pope Francis – Young People and the Example of Mary

Pope Francis – January 2019 You young people have, in the Virgin Mary, a reason for joy and a source of inspiration. Take advantage of the World Youth Day in Panama to contemplate Christ together with Mary. We will pray the Rosary together for peace, each of us in our own language. And ask for...

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MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE XXVII WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, “You received without payment; give without payment” (Mt 10:8). These are the words spoken by Jesus when sending forth his apostles to spread the Gospel, so that his Kingdom might grow through acts of gratuitous love. On the XXVII World Day of the Sick, to be solemnly celebrated on 11 February 2019...

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