Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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Bishop Ray Field

A thank you to Bishop Ray Field

A thank you to Bishop Ray Field  Bishop Ray, retired at the end of June as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin after reaching his 75th birthday. Bishop Ray has long been a good friend of the Oblates and has been leading our Lourdes Pilgrimage since 2002.   In addition to his support for the various Oblate...

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Meet Fr Dominik

We sat down with Fr Dominik Zwierzychowski OMI, who will be joining the Oblate mission in Britain and Ireland later this year. Fr. Dominik is 27 years old and he was ordained to the priesthood in 2018. He was born in a small town called Grodzisk in the west of Poland (near Poznan) and at...

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A special link: CIÉ Railway workers and the Oblate pilgrimage to Lourdes

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate from Inchicore in Dublin have a very long tradition of going on pilgrimage to Lourdes. It was the very first organised Irish pilgrimage from Ireland when it set out in 1883, a mere 25 years after the apparitions to St Bernadette. While each pilgrimage that travels to Lourdes has its...

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Frank Morrisey OMI to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Frank Morrisey OMI to receive Lifetime Achievement Award Every year, Fr Morrisey delivers the Canon Law workshops at the Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, Crewe for those of us in Ireland, Britain and Scotland. We are always appreciative for the knowledge, wisdom and understanding that Frank imparts to all of us at these events. We...

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Lourdes Fundraiser Iron Man Challenge

IronMan Challenge Fundraiser: bring sick children to Lourdes

Please Support: IronMan Challenge in Aid of Lourdes pilgrimage for sick children   If you wish to donate in Euro, click here to donate online on the GoFundme page. Or if you are based in the UK and would like to donate in Pounds and avail of Gift Aid, please click here to donate via...

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Oblate youth missionaries preparing for Zimbabwe

This July, a team of 8 missionaries will, once again, travel from Britain and Ireland to Zimbabwe. They will live there for a month, working in the Sandra Jones Centre (a home for abused girls), and witnessing to the work of WEFA – Water and Education For Africa. Last weekend, they gathered in Inchicore for...

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St. Eugene de Mazenod

Eugene – A Man For All Seasons We live a world today, when perhaps saints are not too fashionable. They may seem to us as men and women who come from a vastly different time and world than we do. In a sense they do. We may even ask if they are relevant to our...

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Vocations Novena May 21st

Vocations Novena 21st-29th of May – a time for the Oblate family to pray together In thanksgiving for vocations; past, present and future  The annual Novena for Oblate Vocations is fast approaching! Each year, Oblate communities throughout the world are praying that ‘the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to the harvest.’ (Mt 9:38) Christ is Alive and...

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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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A Message from the Philippine Consulate

The funeral of the late Fr Michael Guckian OMI PLEASE ATTEND THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR FR MICHAEL GUCKIAN WHO SERVED THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 33 YEARS The Philippine Consulate Dublin was saddened to hear the news of the tragic death of Fr Michael Guckian on May 11th 2019 caused by a hit-and-run...

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