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Lourdes 2022 Schedule

As the Oblate Pilgrimage finally returns to Lourdes in person after a long wait since the Covid pandemic prevented us from traveling, this year we also facilitated those of you at home who were unable to travel to participate online in all our pilgrimage events, the majority of which will be broadcast from Our Lady’s...

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OLAC update

Oblate Lay Associations Congress 2022 – An Update

On behalf of the core team charged with planning and organising the participation of lay people associated with the Oblates of the Anglo Irish Province in the recent Oblate Lay Associations Congress, we would like to thank you very sincerely for the very many ways in which you engaged with the Congress and the pre-Congress...

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Russia Ukraine

Oblate’s Eyewitness Account of Situation in Ukraine

By Krzysztof Machelski OMI , Compiled by Mike Viola, Originally Published in the Newsletter of the Polish Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate February 23, 2022: Catholics in Ukraine pray and fast for peace. There is nothing else they can do. While there are some military and strategic movements right on the border with Russia,...

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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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