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Oblates Lay Associates Congress 2022

Announcing the 2nd Oblate Lay Association Congress

The Oblate Central Government, in fulfilling a mandate from the 36th General Chapter, has organised a second Lay Association Congress. The first Congress was held in Aix-en-Provence 25 years ago. This Congress, to be called “Living as Oblate People”, is a Congress for all people associated with ordained Oblates and the Oblate Mission. It will...

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Watch Back: International Conference – Let us Dream

Watch Back: Conference on “A politics rooted in the people” With a special video message from Pope Francis at approx 20 mins, this international, interfaith online event hosted by the Centre for Theology and Community is well worth a watch.  A segment featuring the work of the faith communities in East London is available with...

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Eugene de Mazenod Good Friday Experience April 2nd

St. Eugene’s Good Friday Experience

St. Eugene’s Good Friday Experience Today, Good Friday can be a day of mixed emotions and feelings for a lot of us – especially this year as we continue to live with the consequences of Covid 19. For many of us within our own families, communities and parishes and throughout the world, the reality of...

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holy thursday april 1st

Gospel Reflection for Holy Thursday

Jesus shows us how to serve and love each other  This evening we celebrate Holy Thursday. We recall the final meal that Jesus had with his friends before his crucifixion. This is implied rather than explicitly mentioned; there is no actual breaking of bread and pouring of wine in John’s gospel. What we do have...

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Celebrating the Anniversary of the papal approval of our Congregation

‘The call of Jesus Christ, heard within the Church through people’s need for salvation, draws us together as Missionary Oblates of Mary.’ (Oblate Constitution 1) Remembering and celebrating any anniversary is very important. It might be a birthday, a wedding anniversary or any other significant event we care to name. Remembering is a sacred act....

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OMI Scholastics give their hands

Thank you for your support for the Covid Emergency Appeal

Greetings and peace in the Lord! I hope and pray that you are well. I hear from BBC news the painful experiences in Europe and around the globe, caused by the 2nd or 3rd wave of COVID-19, pandemic. Please accept my sincere thanks for your wonderful and loving gesture for clothing our people during winter....

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Oblate Martyrs of Laos

The Oblate Martyrs of Laos – December 16th

Memorial: December 16  Laos presents to Christianity its “Witnesses of the Faith in the 20th century,” 17 men who died as martyrs between 1954 and 1970: a young Laotian priest, 5 priests of the Foreign Missions of Paris, 6 Oblates of Mary Immaculate—an Italian and 5 French, 5 Laotian laymen. The beatification ceremony for all...

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Letter to the Congregation on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020

Letter to the Congregation on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 2020 Published on Tuesday 1 December 2020 Download the PDF The Internal Committee for Mission L.J.C. et M.I. Dear brother Oblates and all those who live the charism of St. Eugene, Blessed be God the Father...

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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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