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Morning Prayer with the Oblates, Saturday February 27th

Friends, we invite you to join Chaher Rhomaei who is part of the De Mazenod House Retreat and Spirituality Centre in Towerhill, London City. Chaher is an artist and today takes us through a beautiful reflection with a difference – through the medium of art with a Marian theme. We hope you enjoy this morning’s...

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Fr Oliver Barry provincial

Congratulations to Fr Oliver Barry on his reappointment as Provincial

We extend our heartiest congratulations to Fr Oliver on his reappointment as leader of the Oblate province of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales for a second term. On February 8, 2021, the Vicar General of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Rome received the consent of the Council for the appointment of Fr. Oliver...

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morning prayer february 2021

Morning Prayer with the Oblates, Friday February 26th

Today we reflect on a message of hope from the readings of today’s mass – to know that no matter our own past, God is waiting to forgive us – and that we are invited to forgive those that have hurt us. We are reminded of the freedom and healing that comes from our forgiveness...

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wistaston hall building works

Update from The Oblate Retreat Centre, Crewe – February 2021

The Oblate Retreat Centre at Wistaston Hall is undergoing a number of major changes and renovation works at this time. Although the centre has largely been closed to visitors due to Covid-19 restrictions throughout the past 12 months, work has been ongoing in refurbishing much of the building. In mid 2020, works suffered a set...

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morning prayer february 25th

Morning Prayer with the Oblates, Thursday February 25th

Dear friends we invite you to join Angela in London for this morning’s prayer. We reflect today on the prayer of Esther – a powerful prayer of bravery from Queen Esther during a dark time. Angela shares with us how this prayer has particular meaning for her when she felt alone. She shares today that...

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morning prayer february 24th 2021

Morning Prayer with the Oblates, Wednesday February 24th

We join Kathy Barclay who is part of the parish team at St Mary’s Star of the Sea in Leith, Edinburgh. During Lent we focus particularly on the message of today’s gospel – repentance – but we are encouraged not to wear sackcloths like the Ninevites, but to be open to the word of God...

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february 23rd morning prayer

Morning Prayer with the Oblates, Tuesday February 23rd

We join Trudy in St Mary’s Star of the Sea parish in Leith, Edinburgh. Today we say thanks to all our religious who have worked hard to provide us with online services, retreats and gatherings online all throughout the lockdown periods. Our reflection today speaks about our experience of surviving the loneliness and isolation as...

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morning prayer february 22nd

Morning Prayer with the Oblates, Monday February 22nd

We join Anthony Kramers who is part of the music group at St Mary’s Star of the Sea parish in Leith. Today is the feast of St Peter Chair. What trust Jesus put into Simon! Jesus gives him a new name, Peter, Rock, a symbol of his new position, to lead the church. “You are...

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Morning Prayer with the Oblates, First Sunday of Lent

We join Fr Irvin Morastil OMI, of the Oblate parish of St Mary’s Star of the Sea in Leith, Edinburgh for our morning prayer on the first Sunday of Lent, February 21st. The season of Lent allows us to deepen our relationship with God through the essential elements of  Lenten observances – prayer, fasting and...

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morning prayer february 20th

Morning Prayer with the Oblates: Saturday February 20th

We join Rosemary in St Mary’s Star of the Sea parish in Leith Edinburgh for our morning prayer. Today’s gospel tells of how Levi, the tax collector who despised, was chosen and called by Jesus. This showed that Jesus wanted to tell us that the kingdom of God is for everyone. Jesus said to them...

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