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Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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Remembering Fr Michael Guckian

Fr Michael Guckian OMI 1938-2019 Roscommon-born Michael Francis Guckian entered the Oblate Novitiate in Ardagh, Co. Limerick in September 1956, and made his first vows there one year later. He then moved to Dublin to study philosophy at UCD, as part of the student community at Belmont House. Three years later, he went to the...

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Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019

Lourdes-style pilgrimage can help stress

Lourdes Pilgrimage: Send stressed employees on Lourdes style pilgrimages or retreats, say experts  Feeling stressed at work? Have you considered taking time out for a retreat or pilgrimage to Lourdes? Because this might be just what you need according to a recent study.  A three year study finds that religious trips to spiritual destinations or...

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OMI parish welcomes refugees

Fr. James FIORI tells of a special project undertaken by his parish in the capital of Canada. Some months ago, even before the plight of the refugees had reached a fever pitch, someone at Canadian Martyrs Parish in Ottawa asked the question: “Can we and should we, as a parish, sponsor a refugee family?” A...

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The Joy of Love – A Workshop with Fr. Frank Morrisey OMI

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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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