Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


Festival of Life motivated youth to live “Like Fire”

Festival of Life motivated youth to live “Like Fire” POLAND By Marcin Szuścik Festival of Life : One thousand young people, one week, one God. Workshops, conferences, concerts, games, Masses, prayers, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and much more. What else do you want to see at a Catholic youth gathering? “Festival of Life”, the...

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Australian Oblates Celebrate 125 years of Oblate Mission

Australian Oblates Celebrate 125 years of Oblate Mission The Oblates of Mary Immaculate celebrated the arrival of the Order in Australia and the dedication of St Patrick’s Fremantle as a Basilica from 15 – 18 August. The Oblates first landed in Fremantle in 1894, under the supervision of Fr Gaughren OMI, the Anglo-Irish Provincial who...

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World Day of Prayer for Creation September 1st

Season of Creation The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual “World Day of Prayer” for the care of Creation. The Season of Creation is celebrated throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of...

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A Gathering of the Friends of St Eugene in the ‘North’

Wednesday July 17th had been marked on the calendars of the Friends of St Eugene in the North of England and North Wales for many weeks. The Friends in Holyhead were hosting a ‘gathering’ for the Rock Ferry, Crewe and Amlwch groups. 20 members arrived for the 10am Mass in St Mary’s Church, celebrated by...

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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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