Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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A thank you to Fr Paul Horrocks

Father Paul Anthony Horrocks has been a Chaplain at the Lourdes Sanctuary for 15 years and will be moving shortly to Ireland to take up a new assignment. We sat down with Fr. Paul to find out a little more about him and his experiences at the Sanctuary. Can you tell us a little about...

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“To me anybody who does good is following Christ.”

Personal Profile Working at the coalface to combat homelessness and help communities for most of his life, one priest is determined to help those suffering as a result of Ireland’s insidious housing crisis. Currently focusing on housing families, Fr Patsy Carolan OMI has been helping vulnerable people in whatever community he finds himself in, from...

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In Memory of Fr Bernard (Benny) Halpin OMI

Fr Bernard (Benny) Halpin OMI Fr Benny went home to God on March 5, 2019 (peacefully) in the care of the staff at the Hermitage Clinic, Lucan; he is deeply regretted by his loving sister Teresa (London), brother Jimmy (New York), close friend Finola, nieces, nephews, relatives, and his Oblate brothers. Benny Halpin, the youngest...

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Oblate Honoured with ‘Housing Hero’ Award

People who work in housing and homelessness across Ireland have been recognised for their contribution to local communities and the wider economy, at the prestigious CIH Housing Awards 2019, held at Titanic, Belfast on Friday 22 February. The awards aim to recognise the outstanding people and many diverse housing organisations that make a real difference...

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Eugene de Mazenod – 10 reasons why you should get to know him

Check out these 10 reasons why you should get to know Saint Eugene de Mazenod. 1.) His life is an example of overcoming sinful inclinations. From an early age, Saint Eugene de Mazenod struggled with his temper. When he was four years old, his uncles took him to the theater where they sat in boxed seats....

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Renewal of Oblate Vows

Renewal of Oblate Vows Three young men from the Oblate Province of Southern Africa and Namibia renewed their vows as Oblates of Mary Immaculate in different parts of our Province this past coming weekend. Their presence among us highlights the Internationality of our Congregation.   In Kilburn, Max Hambabi Haundapiti OMI, Province of Namibia, renewed his...

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Inchicore Lourdes Novena 2019

The Annual Lourdes Novena, is celebrated from the 2nd to the 11th of February in the parish of Mary Immaculate Inchicore, and was well attended each day. A special celebration of the anointing of the sick took place on Saturday 9th February during the Novena.   As well as the morning mass and evening novena service, led by Fr Brian de Búrca...

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Gospel Reflection for 24th February 

Love your enemies… Liking something is easy enough; it doesn’t ask too much of us. People like their own favourite biscuits or sweets. The prefer or like their favourite television programme. Loving something or someone is another matter altogether! In the gospel this Sunday, Jesus asks us to love; not just or even our friends,...

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Letter of the Superior General to the Congregation for “Oblate Day”

February 17th is known throughout the Oblate World as “Oblate Day.” It is the anniversary of day when the Congregation and its Constitutions were formally approved by Rome. This Letter from Our Superior General, Fr Louis Lougen OMI, was originally published at omiworld.org The letter of Dear Brother Oblates, and all our Brothers and Sisters...

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Gospel Reflection Sunday 17th February Beatitudes

The Beatitudes; Jesus’ Manifesto! All politicians have their own catchphrases, slogans and manifestos. These tell us who they and what they stand for. Perhaps, just perhaps, Jesus is somewhat similar. When he stood up in synagogue, he proclaimed for all to hear, “I have come to bring the Good News to Poor”. Jesus could not...

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