Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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“I am more than a priest, I am an Oblate Priest!” – The Ordination of Fr. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, O.M.I.

On May 18, 2018 Fr. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, O.M.I. was ordained to the priesthood.  It was the conclusion of a long and winding road to the ordination of the newest Missionary Oblate. On May 18, 2018 Fr. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, O.M.I. was ordained to the priesthood.  It was the conclusion of a long...

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Gospel Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, the season of Easter reaches its final climax.  This Sunday we celebrate and experience the powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the whole church and on all those who call themselves disciples and followers of the risen Lord. Last Sunday when we celebrated the Ascension of Jesus,...

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Gospel Reflection for the Ascension of Jesus

  As we mark and celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, the saying, ‘all good things come to an end’ never sounded more suitable or appropriate. Just before the passion and suffering of Jesus, his friends and followers saw him being betrayed, denied and condemned. They stood at a distance and watched him die a...

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Lourdes 2017 – Online Participation

This year on the 17th of September Oblate groups will leave from Dublin, Manchester, Jersey and London in answer to the call of Our Lady. Fr. Paschal and his intrepid group will leave London by bus on the 15th. Also members of the Oblate Youth Service and other workers will arrive on the 15th to...

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Celebrating the Laotian Martyrs

Blessed Mario BORZAGA, beatified along with 16 other Martyrs of Laos on December 11, 2016, has a special place in the hearts of the diocese of his birth and among his fellow Italian Oblates and their associates. For this reason, the Church of Trent and the Oblates held a two-day festival honoring Blessed Mario’s memory,...

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Ash Wednesday

Lets’ be honest, we all prefer Advent to Lent! There is a very specific atmosphere and feeling that Advent creates. The lights, sounds and symbols of Advent leading to Christmas fill us with joy and happiness. Lent on the other hand, at first, seems to generate and create the very opposite. Lent lasts for close...

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Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

The Feast of our Lady of Lourdes was celebrated in Inchicore, Dublin and Kilburn, London with the conclusion of the Lourdes Novena and the annual torchlight procession. Each year at this time a small group from the Oblate Pilgrimage travel to Lourdes for the Feast Day and to prepare for the pilgrimage in September.  ...

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God is with Us

For many of us, I suspect, it gets harder each year to capture the mood of Christmas. About the only thing that still warms are hearts are memories, memories of younger, more naïve, days when the lights and carols, Christmas trees and gifts, still excited us.  But we’re adult now and so too, it seems, is...

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Message of the 36th Oblate General Chapter

Dear brother Missionary Oblates, Dear brothers and sisters of the Mazenodian family, 1. In this jubilee year of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, we give thanks to the Lord. We look to the past with gratitude, beginning with St. Eugene de Mazenod and to...

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Thousands celebrate OMI bicentennial

In 1852, shortly after the first Oblates of Mary Immaculate arrived in Africa, they established a chapel and residence in Pietermaritzburg. Some 164 years later, that city was the site of the bicentennial celebrations of the Foundation of the Congregation and the ministry of the Oblates in Southern Africa. On 6 August, the 2000 seats...

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