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JPIC – Chat with Aisling in the Community Gardens, Inchicore

­Aisling O’Connor is part of the Oblate House of Retreat community in Inchicore. Bringing new life to the gardens and grounds ever since she started working with us, the community very much appreciate Aisling’s commitment and contribution. During the Covid-19 pandemic everyone was restricted in their movements. Right throughout lockdown and restrictions, we appreciated the...

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Blessing of Pets at Sacred Heart

This past weekend, the community at the church of the Sacred Heart had their blessing of the pets, where parishioners brought in their cats, dogs and others to receive a blessing. Lively animals aren’t the easiest to photograph, but we did our best!

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Fr Louis McDermott OMI 1944-2022

Remembering Louis McDermott OMI

Louis (Luke) McDermott was born in Dublin on 5 March 1944. A proud North County man, he played football for his native Garristown at every level through school and club, and as a Dublin minor. At the end of primary school, he moved on to Belcamp College on Dublin’s Northside for his secondary education. Leaving...

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Ukraine Updatefrom the Oblates

Update from our brothers in Ukraine

Dear friends, Please read the attached update from our brother Oblates currently working in war-torn areas in Ukraine. Written by Fr. Witalij Podolan, O.M.I on October 17th 2022, the Oblates in Ukraine ask for your prayers and continued support to help them help the communities there at this difficult time. We wish to express our...

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Fr Louuis McDermott OMI

Fr Louis McDermott OMI

We regret to announce Fr Louis McDermott O.M.I on October 18th, 2022 has sadly gone to his eternal reward. Late of Borrinstown, Garristown and former Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Church, Inchicore. Beloved son of the late James and Marcella, pre-deceased by his sister Bernadette and niece Sara. Sadly missed by his loving brother James,...

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Oblates Chat with Jane Mellet of Trócaire about Laudato Si’ #jpic

Jane Mellet works as the Laudato Si’ Officer with Trocaire (the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland) and the Laudato Si’ Movement. Her role involves promoting Pope Francis’ encyclical, On Care for Our Common Home, with grassroots faith communities in Ireland. How can faith groups engage in climate actions and respond to...

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Healing the Healer Reflection Lourdes 2022 Kairos

Healing the Healer – A reflection on the 2022 #Lourdes Pilgrimage theme with Kairos Community Trust

Dear friends, this reflection on the pilgrimage theme took place during our recent pilgrimage to Lourdes. Many people have requested to view the recording of this very special prayer and reflection service so we are delighted to share it with you now. With very some sincere and vulnerable input from the members of Kairos Community...

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Pope Francis

Full text of Pope Francis to participants of the General Chapter

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENERAL CHAPTER OF THE MISSIONARY OBLATES OF MARY IMMACULATE Dear brothers, good morning and welcome! I am pleased to meet you, on the occasion of your General Chapter. I thank the Superior General – poor thing, taken from the desert and brought here to Rome!...

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Pope to Oblates of Mary Immaculate: ‘Proclaim the Gospel of hope’

Pope Francis met on Monday with members of the Oblate Community during our 37th General Chapter meeting which is currently taking place in Nemi, Italy. In Pope Francis’ address to members of the Congregation, he offered greetings to Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso, who was elected last Thursday as the new OMI Superior General for...

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JPIC Episode 3 Seamus Finn OMI

Episode 3 #JPIC with Seamus Finn OMI

Fr. Séamus brings a long history of active efforts to shape “faith consistent investment policies and practice”. As director of the Oblates’ United States Province Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation, he coordinates their advocacy work on behalf of marginalized peoples and communities living in poverty; the priorities are “accompanying those in need”...

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