Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Oblate News

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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Ecumenical prayer group

Rajabima Oblate Centre, situated in the ancient sacred Buddhist city of Anuradhapura, is a community established also with the view of reaching out to the poor of other religions. Following the teachings of the Church after the second Vatican Council, the Oblate community at Rajabima has taken the initiative to invite the pastors and community...

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Easter Rising – Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916

The following homily was given by Fr. Ray Warren OMI, Provincial, at the St Michael’s Commemorative Mass. The Gospel is a story of not only hope but of resurrection. That is a transforming hope that changes lives. Remember the disciples were living in fear after the events of Jesus passion and death. Jesus had shown himself...

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Pope Francis

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

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Lourdes News

The Missionary Oblates were the first group to organise pilgrimages to Lourdes from Britain and Ireland and have been organising pilgrimages to Lourdes since 1883. Every year pilgrims join us from Ireland, Britain and the Channel Islands. In traveling to Lourdes, we follow in the footsteps of many thousands of pilgrims from all over the...

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A special “Holy Door” in Korea

Having been challenged and encouraged repeatedly by that “dear old man” Pope Francis, we could not resist being drawn into his ideal world. “Leave your comfortable and lovely churches and go into the dirty and dangerous outskirts of humankind. Seek out the sinners, the rejected, the marginalized, the least ones in our society and bring...

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Fr Ray Warren OMI

Community – Mission – Partnership through the prism of Laudato Si’

The encyclical of Pope Francis on the Care of our Common Home speaks a truth that expresses the Spirit’s gifts while it also indicates danger, warning, caution and challenge. This year 2016,is a convergence of three very significant happenings: how we take up the challenge of Laudato Si’; the Jubilee Year of Mercy for the...

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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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Mass of the Oblates Bicentenary

Mass of the Oblates’ Bicentenary, in Aix-en-Provence.

“We are proud to have among the Aixois, St. Eugene de Mazenod;, we are proud of the missionary work done by the Missionaries of Provence” – said Bishop Christophe Dufour, Bishop of Aix and Arles, during the Oblates’ Bicentenary Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Aix. At the beginning of Mass Fr. Louis LOUGEN, Superior...

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Fr Lougen OMI with His Holiness Pope Francis

Congratulations from the Pope for the bicentenary

Dear Father Lougen, The Holy Father was pleased to be informed of the bicentenary of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate to be celebrated on 25 January 2016, and he sends prayerful good wishes to all of the priests and brothers of the Congregation. His Holiness joins you in giving thanks to Almighty God for...

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