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Sorcha Dempsey-Roberts and one of the children in the Sandra Jones Centre, Zimbabwe, July 2019

Zimbabwe 2019: They asked only one thing of us – to love…

Zimbabwe 2019 My name is Sorcha Dempsey-Roberts. I am 19 years old and live on Anglesey in North Wales. I was fortunate enough to get a place on this year’s missionary experience trip to Zimbabwe 2019. The excitement of finding out that I had been successful in gaining a place on the trip was quickly...

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The Oblate Connection: St Thérése

St Thérése’s Feast day is October 1st December 14, 1927 St. Thérése of the Child Jesus was proclaimed the special patron saint of missionaries, like St. Francis Xavier, although she never left her monastery. This is due to the Oblates, especially to Fr. Arsène Turquetil, an Oblate father and native of Normandy. Oblate Fathers in...

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Digital Pilgrimage Day 5 – Join the Lourdes Pilgrimage in Prayer

‘Blessed are the Poor; the Kingdom of God is theirs’ Wednesday 18th September  Today during mass in Lourdes all our pilgrims will have the opportunity to be anointed with the Holy Oil of Healing. The Anointing with Oil is one of the seven sacraments of the Church. In the letter from St. James we read; ‘If...

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Digital Pilgrimage Day 4 – Join the Lourdes Pilgrimage in Prayer

‘Blessed are the Poor; the Kingdom of God is theirs’ Through these Prayers and Reflections, we join our prayers and intentions with those of our Pilgrims in Lourdes. As we accompany them and pray for them, we are assured that they are praying for us. Today in Lourdes our pilgrims will celebrate and take part...

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Digital Pilgrimage Day 3 – Join the Lourdes Pilgrimage in Prayer

‘Blessed are the Poor; the Kingdom of God is theirs’ Through these Prayers and Reflections, we join our prayers and intentions with those of our Pilgrims in Lourdes. As we accompany them and pray for them, we are assured that they are praying for us. Monday 16th September Today in Lourdes our Pilgrims will be...

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Digital Pilgrimage Day 2 – Join the Lourdes Pilgrimage in Prayer

‘Blessed are the Poor; the Kingdom of God is theirs’ Through these Prayers and Reflections, we join our prayers and intentions with those of our Pilgrims in Lourdes. As we accompany them and pray for them, we are assured that they are praying for us. 15th September 2019 Today in Lourdes, both the General and...

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Digital Pilgrimage Day 1 – Join the Lourdes Pilgrimage in Prayer

‘Blessed are the Poor; the Kingdom of God is theirs’ Through these Prayers and Reflections, we join our prayers and intentions with those of our Pilgrims in Lourdes. As we accompany them and pray for them, we are assured that they are praying for us. 14th September 2019 The pastoral message for our pilgrimage to...

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Fr. John Flynn OMI Australia

Fr. John Flynn OMI: Australia

Fr. John Flynn OMI: Australia On my recent visit to Australia to join in the celebrations in mark the 125th anniversary of the Oblates Mission I brought with me a watch that had been in my possession for a number of years. The watch had been presented to Fr. John Flynn OMI in gratitude for his...

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New Appointments And Retirements

Recently, a number of new appointments have been made within the Anglo-Irish Province of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Fr Leo Philomin OMI has been appointed as Moderator of the Inchicore Pastoral Area. Fr Leo’s new appointment is following 9 years as the parish priest of Darndale Belcamp Parish. Fr Terry Murray OMI is appointed...

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Digital Pilgrimage: Not going to Lourdes?

Digital Pilgrimage  Very soon, more than 600 pilgrims will depart for the Annual Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes. We travel from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Many of us are travelling for the first time, some are members of our Lourdes Hospitality team, others are travelling as assisted pilgrims and some 100 young people are part...

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