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Daily Lenten Reflections Written by Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Click on any date below to hear the reflection for that day  March 1, 2018   March 2, 2018  March 3, 2018  March 4, 2018   March 5, 2018  March 6, 2018  March 7, 2018   March 8, 2018  March 9, 2018   March 10, 2018   March 11, 2018   March 12, 2018    March 13, 2018  March 14, 2018   March 15, 2018     March 16, 2018 ...

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Gospel Reflection for Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day

  Sadly, Lent may not be as popular as Advent. Advent lasts for four weeks and prepare us for the joyous celebration Christmas and all that goes with it. Lent on the other hand lasts for forty days. During these forty days we are asked to give up things we like when we fast. Jesus...

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Pope Francis with the Oblates of Chile in Iquique

On January 18, during his apostolic journey to Chile, the Holy Father Pope Francis visited the small Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Iquique where the Oblates serve. On that day, the Holy Father celebrated a Eucharist with the people of northern Chile who gathered at the Lobito Campus in Iquique. There he crowned...

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Next Provincial Named.

Fr. Louis Lougen, the Superior General of the Oblates has appointed Fr. Oliver BARRY to be the next  Provincial of the Anglo-Irish Province. Fr. Oliver will succeed Fr. Ray Warren as Provincial in June 2018. Fr. Oliver is currently director of the De Mazenod Retreat Centre in London. Here he has been developing a new...

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Helping the children of Mankhaw – Thailand

Fr. Domenico RODIGHIERO, an Italian Oblate working in Thailand, tells of the difficulty the children of Mankhaw encounter in order to obtain an education. I have been living for eight months now in my new home, a small mountain village, and from there I take care of two small parishes scattered among the mountains. Mankhaw,...

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A Reflection for Christmas Day

  The shopping is done and finished. The presents are bought and wrapped. All the waiting in long queues in the shops is over. The house has been cleaned and the tree with all its lights and decorations are shining brightly. So what has all this hectic buying, spending and shopping been all about? My...

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‘Thanksgiving for the Past, Celebrating the Present, Hopeful for the Future’

With thanksgiving in their hearts young couples moved into the new housing scheme of Bluebell in 1953 – a new beginning for them, full of hopes and dreams for the future. They became the foundation stones and the pillars of the parish of Bluebell – An Cloigín Gorm. Thanksgiving for the Past It’s because of...

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A new Oblate parish in Angola

On October 15, 2017, Dom António Francisco Jaca, Bishop of Caxito, canonically erected the Virgem dos Pobres (Virgin of the Poor) pastoral center in the Nossa Senhora do Rosário Parish (Our Lady of the Rosary) and installed Father Jean-Claude KIANGA MBULUKU as parish priest.  Since September 2011, the Oblates have served the rural Christian community...

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The “Rosies”: a reason to rejoice – Australia

  Fr. William MORELL from the United States Province recently visited the Province of Australia. While visiting there, he was able to experience the ministry of the Rosies. “Jumping for joy” is not a phrase I would immediately associate with St. Eugene, at least not from what little I know of his stature and temperament!...

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Refugio San Eugenio

The Refugio San Eugenio is a place that has become home for youth on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. There is an Internet radio program, many snacks, scout groups and many teens come there to “heal their body and soul from the scourge of addictions”. There are also various sports, recreational, social and missionary activities....

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