Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


Lourdes Pilgrimage Online

The Missionary Oblates were the first group to organise pilgrimages to Lourdes from Britain and Ireland and have been organising pilgrimages to Lourdes since 1883.Every year pilgrims join us from Ireland, Britain and the Channel Islands. Almost 100 Assisted Pilgrims, who require a special level of care and comfort, accompany the other pilgrims and stay...

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Update on the 36th General Chapter

  Fr. Louis LOUGEN, the Superior General, officially opened the General Chapter on 14 September 2016 at the Casa LaSalle in Rome. This is a “Jubilee Chapter” in two senses: the Oblates of Mary Immaculate are celebrating the 200th anniversary of their founding; and it is taking place during the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy for...

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Thousands celebrate OMI bicentennial

In 1852, shortly after the first Oblates of Mary Immaculate arrived in Africa, they established a chapel and residence in Pietermaritzburg. Some 164 years later, that city was the site of the bicentennial celebrations of the Foundation of the Congregation and the ministry of the Oblates in Southern Africa. On 6 August, the 2000 seats...

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WYD 2016 – Oblate Days

The Polish Oblates welcomed over 1500 people into their parish, including us! There were a variety of countries represented, from Canada to Turkmenistan. In our group alone we had four countries represented: Ireland, England, Scotland and the USA. There was such an amazing atmosphere from the second we arrived in Wrocław. In the week we...

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Six Young Men Make First Religious Vows

Our religious family can be found in over 60 countries. On Monday August 1, 2016, six young men from different parts of the world made their first religious vows to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The Mass was held at the Church of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, USA. Very Rev. William...

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Spirituality in the 21st Century

The evening got off to a great start, with 50 parishioners excitedly waiting in anticipation to hear what Fr Frank had to say on Spirituality in the 21st Century. Fr Frank started by explaining that spirituality is not just for the saints and mystics but for us all, and that we each have our own...

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Oblate Ministry of Vocations

As Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate I declare the First Congress on the Oblate Ministry of Vocations to be officially open! This Congress, mandated by the Superior General in Council as one of the very significant ways to mark the 200th Jubilee of our foundation on January 25th...

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First Oblate parish in the country!

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have been assigned their first parish in Vietnam, marking a watershed in the Oblate Mission and their development and integration in the communist state. Bishop Vincent Nguyen Van Ban of Ban Me Thuot officially appointed Oblate Father Dominic NGUYEN VAN LOC as the priest in charge of Phuoc Tin...

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Lourdes Guest Reunion

Saturday 21st May saw the Lourdes Guest Reunion in Aras Mhuire Hall, Inchicore. The event, which takes place every year is hosted by the Oblate Youth Service and brings together the many different people involved in the Lourdes Pilgrimage every September. This year’s reunion was equally successful as previous years – despite the rain! The...

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4th US National Gathering of Oblate Associates Held in Belleville

66 Oblate Associates from ten states and the United Kingdom gathered for the 4th National Gathering held at King’s House Retreat Center in Belleville, Illinois, June 2nd – 5th. Also attending were ten Oblates including: U.S. Provincial, Fr. William Antone, Vicar-provincial, Fr. Louis Studer, Fr. Antonio Ponce, Director of the U.S. Office of OMIJPIC, Fr. David...

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