Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


Morning Prayer with the Oblate Family: Friday September 23rd

Good morning, everyone! Today’s morning prayer is brought to you by Sister Mary Catti, of St. Joseph’s in Colwyn Bay. Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Matthew. It is also the feast day of Padre Pio – a saint much beloved by many people. Let us pray with his intercession and may we be...

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Morning prayer September 22nd: Final Morning in Lourdes

Good morning everyone. Today we prepare to leave Lourdes and return to our homes. Our pilgrimage is over. We will take Lourdes home with us in our hearts and are looking forward to next year. Let us join Martina Cooley from London for this morning’s prayer. She offers a very thought-provoking reflection on today’s reading....

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Lourdes 2022 Day 5 – A Final, Beautiful Day

And like that, it was all over! At least, that is what it felt like. The days have gone by so quickly here and this evening, we had our closing ceremony, placed our pilgrimage candle opposite the Grotto, said our goodbyes to our friends – old and new – and began to put our mind...

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Lourdes Day 5: Morning Prayer with the Oblate Family

Good morning friends, we invite you to join Rachel and Alex, both members of the Oblate Youth Service, for this morning’s prayer for Day of the pilgrimage to Lourdes. Later this morning we will have the Mass of the Anointing and we remember that Lourdes is a place of healing, and so we reflect on...

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Lourdes 2022 Day 4 – Healing the Healer

In the weeks leading up to this pilgrimage, we spoke frequently about how different this pilgrimage was going to be in so many ways. To be sure, not having been in Lourdes with the pilgrimage after an absence of three years, we knew that being back would have a different sense about it. A year...

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Lourdes Watch Back Video

Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022

Watch back: Pilgrimage events from Lourdes 2022 Day 1 – Saturday September 17th Day 2 – Sunday September 18th Day 3 – Monday September 19th Day 4 – Tuesday September 20th Day 5 – Wednesday September 21st Day 1 Events: Opening Ceremony Saturday 17th September 7.45pm (Irish/UK time) was streamed live here: https://www.youtube.com/LourdesWebTV Dear friends,...

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Day 4 in Lourdes: Morning Prayer with Fr Liam Griffin OMI

Good morning everyone and welcome to Day Four of our pilgrimage! This morning’s prayer comes from a very busy and vibrant Lourdes and is led by Fr Liam who spent over 10 years working here in Lourdes as chaplain. This morning he speaks to us about the message of Lourdes and Bernadette means for each...

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Lourdes 2022 Day 3 – Rediscovering Lourdes

Our day starts at the Crowned Virgin statue.  Anyone who has even been to Lourdes knows this place. For those who have not, it is a central point, in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes, with a statue that faces the Basilica.  By now, all of our groups have arrived. Despite the...

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Morning Prayer on Day 3 of the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage

Friends, we invite you to join Fr Terry Murray OMI who is a priest in the Oblate Parishes of Kilburn, and Ify who travelled from the USA via Kilburn to Lourdes for the pilgrimage, for this morning’s time of prayer. Seated opposite the beautiful Grotto of Lourdes, we spend a short time in prayer and...

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Lourdes 2022 Day 2 – A Beautiful Day

Long lost friends! So many times today, it has been a case of catching up with long lost friends. The reality of the time gap has taken hold today. When we talk, the first phrase can be to refer to, “last year” until we have to stop ourselves and say, no, it wasn’t last year...

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