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Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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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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United Nations and the Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Originally Published on OMIUSAJPIC.ORG Fr. Daniel LeBlanc is a Canadian Oblate who was also a missionary to Peru. At present, he is the OMI representative at the United Nations. Here in the video, he explains how and why we are there at the biggest international body in the world.  

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A Return to Zimbabwe

Since 2011 over members forty of our Oblate Family have taken part in a missionary experience by traveling to Zimbabwe to share in the Oblate mission there. In this article Ronan Lavery, who has been leading the project, shares with us what it was like to return to Zimbabwe after a break of two years....

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The Oblate Connection: St Thérése

St Thérése’s Feast day is October 1st December 14, 1927 St. Thérése of the Child Jesus was proclaimed the special patron saint of missionaries, like St. Francis Xavier, although she never left her monastery. This is due to the Oblates, especially to Fr. Arsène Turquetil, an Oblate father and native of Normandy. Oblate Fathers in...

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The Smile of Life

(In his missionary blog, Fr. Domenico RODIGHIERO tells about the ministry of one of his fellow Oblates, Fr. June Ongart KHAESER. Here are excerpts. [see www.rodighierodomenico.org])   “When I meet a handicapped person who smiles, I open my heart because I feel that life is stronger than pain, resignation and a sense of defeat.” These are the words...

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