Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


Update: IronMan Fundraiser to help send sick children to Lourdes

Recently, Críostóir took part in the IronMan Challenge in Cork on June 23rd to raise funds to help send sick children to Lourdes. At the age of 2, Críostóir’s daughter, Muireann, had a heart transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. The following year she travelled to Lourdes with her parents as part of the...

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Oblate Pilgrimage to Krakow

To describe in words the wonderful trip / pilgrimage to Poland in June is a challenge. It was a pilgrimage that brought the group of just over 40, from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Poland, to the depths and heights of so many feelings: awe, horror, fun, amazement, and calm. We were fortunate to have two...

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Gerard Bennett on this week’s episode of FaithCast

Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from www.catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews, news and stories of faith from the Catholic Church in Ireland. Episode 52 of Faithcast features an interview with Gerard Bennett of the Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes in which he shares the history...

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Celebrating 50 Years

It was the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the English Martyrs Primary School. The Head teacher Ms. Bronagh Nugent did a fabulous job of organising past and present pupils and teachers to attend and also a well thought out liturgy. The children’s choir were amazing! A beautiful missioning hymn on “proclaiming the good news to all the...

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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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