Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


Homily by Fr Lorcan O’Reilly OMI, Opening Mass of the 2023 Pilgrimage

This morning we revisit the homily from our opening mass of the pilgrimage. We had some requests to share the homilies form the pilgrimage as podcasts for you to download and listen to at your own convenience and we will share those over the next couple of days. The first one is below and is...

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Pope Francis visits Marseille

France: The Pope visits the city of St. Eugene

Published on Friday 22 September 2023 by OMIWORLD On September 22–23, 2023, the Holy Father, Pope Francis visited Marseille, the city whose bishop was St. Eugene de Mazenod, “a city rich in peoples, called to be a port of hope.” On the first day, the Pope prayed at the Basilica of Notre Dame de la...

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therese basilica

The Oblate Family Morning Prayer: Monday 25th September 2023

Friends, today we join our overland pilgrims at their last stop, Lisieux, where they visited the Basilica of St Therese of Lisieux. Our pilgrims took part in Mass within the crypt of the Basilica taking time to reflect on our time in Lourdes and admire the beautiful mosaics depicting St Therese’s life.     Kirk leads us...

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Oblate Family Morning Prayer: Sunday 24th September 2023

Friends, today our overland pilgrimage has arrived in Nevers to visit the resting place of St Bernadette. We got to have the unique opportunity to stay in the convent where St Bernadette lived and died as a Sister of Charity.   Pilgrims Mary and Veronica lead us in our morning prayer and ask us to pray,...

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Sunday homily 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time A(I)

Is it me, He is looking for? – Sunday Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time A(I) “Is it me, He is looking for?” At the most awaited moments, when God himself makes his way to overcome our limitations, even weaknesses and sins, when he approaches us to help us to make another step, we cannot. We decide to do nothing. Think, just for a moment,...

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The Oblate Family Morning Prayer: Saturday 23rd September 2023

Friends, our main pilgrimage has drawn to a close but today we are joined by Mary Ryan a member of our overland pilgrimage, whose pilgrimage continues as they journey back through France.  We join them from Rue de Bac, the place where Mary appeared to St Catherine Labouré and revealed the Miraculous Medal. Today we pray for...

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Oblate Family Morning Prayer: Friday 22nd September 2023

Friends, on the day our pilgrims start to head home after a spiritually enriching pilgrimage, we are joined be the Oblate Youth Service to lead us in prayer.  The OYS have been busy assisting pilgrims around the sanctuary and whilst doing so they have had a great time listening to everyone’s memories from previous years...

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sunday gospel reflection september 24th

Gospel Reflection For Sunday 24th September 2023

Gospel Reflection for Sunday September 24th 2023 | 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time I am reminded this week of the saying that “history is written by the victors.” When reading the Gospel of today, particularly the last sentence, “…the last shall be first, and the first, last.”, I felt very strongly that it had to...

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Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes: September 21st (Day 5)

Day 5: Thursday 21st September 2023 Download today’s liturgies (PDF) Schedule (All times Irish / UK times): Morning Prayer Lourdes Domain 8.30am  – watch here Mass of Anointing St Bernadette Chapel 9am – watch here Thanksgiving & Missioning Service Pius X Basilica 1pm       Friends, we invite you to join Deanna Greene from...

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Lourdes Grotto Mass Day 4 Oblates

Day Four in Lourdes: Wednesday September 20th

Oblate Family Morning Prayer from Lourdes: September 20th (Day Four) Friends, please join us once again in Lourdes for our Oblate Family prayer together. Today, Louise Fitzgerald presents the prayer and reflection from the Terrace of the Acceuil Notre Dame overlooking the Basilicas at Lourdes. The Acceuil, where our assisted guest stay while on pilgrimage,...

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