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Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018

This year marked the 160th anniversary of Our Lady appearing to young Bernadette Soubirous. Pilgrims have being travelling to Lourdes ever since and the Missionary Oblates of Mary have also been part of this Sacred Story and Journey. This September, the Oblates travelled to Lourdes with people from across Ireland, England Scotland, Wales and the...

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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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The Smile of Life

(In his missionary blog, Fr. Domenico RODIGHIERO tells about the ministry of one of his fellow Oblates, Fr. June Ongart KHAESER. Here are excerpts. [see www.rodighierodomenico.org])   “When I meet a handicapped person who smiles, I open my heart because I feel that life is stronger than pain, resignation and a sense of defeat.” These are the words...

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The Promise of ‘Laudato Si’ for Integral Ecology

The following is an extract from the address of Pope Francis to mark the third anniversary of the encyclical “Laudato Si” Dear brothers and sisters, challenges are not lacking! I express my heartfelt gratitude for your efforts in the service of care for creation and a better future for our children and grandchildren. Sometimes it...

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Venezuela, the Missionary Oblates: “An unending disaster”

(On 13 July 2018, the website “Vatican Insider” (http://www.lastampa.it/vaticaninsider/ita) published in Italian this article by Luciano Zanardini about the situation the Oblates in Venezuela have been facing for several years.) “The situation in Venezuela is a disaster. Having the highest inflation in the world, after four consecutive years, is making the minimum monthly wage of...

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Always in danger of death

Bishop Angelito LAMPON On May 26, 2018, Oblate Bishop Angelito LAMPON, Vicar Apostolic of Jolo, ordained to the priesthood three young Oblates: Fathers Harold LAGNAODA, Roy PACIENTE, and Anthony SOTOMIL. Bishop Angelito, whose predecessor was murdered, knows well that to be a Catholic bishop, priest or religious in his area means danger and could even...

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“I am more than a priest, I am an Oblate Priest!” – The Ordination of Fr. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, O.M.I.

On May 18, 2018 Fr. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, O.M.I. was ordained to the priesthood.  It was the conclusion of a long and winding road to the ordination of the newest Missionary Oblate. On May 18, 2018 Fr. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, O.M.I. was ordained to the priesthood.  It was the conclusion of a long...

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No más mulas – No more mules

Father John WOTHERSPOON has spent much of his Oblate and priestly life as a missionary in Hong Kong, China. Originally from the Province of Australia, of which China is an Oblate Delegation, he went to Hong Kong as a teacher in a school run by the Oblates in 1985. Currently, he ministers as a prison...

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Gospel Reflection for Easter Sunday

 Our Lenten journey and pilgrimage are over. Our fasting is complete; now we can feast and celebrate.  We have travelled with Jesus from the harshness of the desert to the new life coming from the empty tomb. Having walked with Jesus as we carried our cross, we now share in and experience the joy and...

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St. Eugene and GOOD FRIDAY

Can I forget the bitter tears that the sight of the cross brought streaming from my eyes one Good Friday? “Can I forget … the sight of the cross?” asks Eugene, and the peace that flowed into his life as a result. Never was my soul more satisfied, never did it feel such happiness; for...

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