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Lourdes Day 2: Morning Prayer in the Sanctuary

Friends, Day Two of our pilgrimage is upon us and we invite you to begin this day with a short morning prayer and reflection with Mary O’Brien of the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage Team at the statue of the Crowned Virgin in the Sanctuary of Lourdes. Our reflection today focuses on the gospel reading from our...

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Lourdes 2022 Day 1 – Back in Lourdes after Three Years

If everything had gone as planned, then I would have started writing my first instalment of the pilgrimage blog yesterday, Friday. However, French Air Traffic Control had other plans and so it was that there was no travel yesterday. People are converging on Lourdes from many parts of the Oblate world throughout Britain and Ireland....

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Morning Prayer with the Oblate Family: Saturday September 17th

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Morning Prayer on the first day of our Lourdes pilgrimage this year. We join Gerard Bennett, of the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage Team. The Gospel reading is from Luke, and is the parable of the sower, planting his seeds different surfaces – rich soil, rock, path and thorns. Today, we...

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A group of 7 Oblate Lay Associates participate in the General Chapter

Seven Lay Associates participate in the 37th Oblate General Chapter currently taking place in Nemi, Rome, and with is PaulineThomas of our own province. Pauline is the Oblate Pastoral Associate in the OMI Centre of Mission on Anglesey, Wales. You can watch back their conversation at the video below:

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Morning Prayer with the Oblate Family: September 16th

Good morning everyone. We join Gerard Bennett of the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage in Inchicore, Dublin, for morning prayer. Tomorrow, please, God, we will be in Lourdes on pilgrimage. We will be at the grotto of which this one, here in Inchicore, is a replica. What a privilege and grace that will be. And we know...

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Pay for a Candle to be lit in Lourdes

If you would like, you can pay for one of the following options, to have a candle lit in Lourdes:    

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Fr Michael Rodgers on Celtic Spirituality (JPIC)

Welcome to our second JPIC video, part of our focus on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation. Today, we hear from Fr Michael Rodgers, who talks about Celtic spirituality. Fr. Michael Rodgers is a Kiltegan missionary priest, who has lived in Glendalough for the past 30 years. Prior to that, he worked in Kenya for...

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morning prayer september 15th

Morning Prayer with the Oblate Family: Thursday September 15th

Good morning everyone. We join Gerard Bennett of the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage in Inchicore, Dublin, for morning prayer today on the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Mary was told by Simeon “that a sword would pierce her own soul” – speaking of her own suffering and grief that she would experience witnessing the passion...

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Morning prayer with the Oblate Family: Wednesday Sept 14th

We join Olga Slater in London once more for today’s morning prayer. Today we mark the exaltation of the cross. The gospel today is probably one of the many known ones we hear of God’s crazy love for us. He continues to pour his love for us to the point of sending his only beloved...

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Lourdes 2022 Schedule

As the Oblate Pilgrimage finally returns to Lourdes in person after a long wait since the Covid pandemic prevented us from traveling, this year we also facilitated those of you at home who were unable to travel to participate online in all our pilgrimage events, the majority of which will be broadcast from Our Lady’s...

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