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Fr Louis Lougen meets Pope Francis

From Vatican News: Fr. Lougen: Oblates must leave ‘nothing undared’ to serve Christ’s Kingdom

This article was originally published at Vatican News on September 28th   As the Oblates of Mary Immaculate hold their General Chapter, Fr. Louis Lougen, the outgoing OMI Superior General, praises the work of Oblates across the globe and says his successor needs to be a man of hope and prayer to face the difficulties...

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new superior general of the oblates

14th Superior General of the Congregation elected

Praised be Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate! Friends, just this morning the 14th Superior General of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate was chosen: Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso, OMI.  

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Fr Michael Hughes OMI funeral mass

Funeral Mass of Fr Michael Hughes OMI

Fr. Michael Hughes O.M.I (Cardiff and Inchicore) went to his eternal reward on September 17th, 2022, peacefully at St. James’s Hospital. Predeceased by his parents Lillian and John Hughes and his brother John. Deeply regretted by his brother William, his nieces and nephews Timothy, Clare, Helen, Zoe, Ann and Michael, all the staff of the...

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Lourdes 2022 Day 5 – A Final, Beautiful Day

And like that, it was all over! At least, that is what it felt like. The days have gone by so quickly here and this evening, we had our closing ceremony, placed our pilgrimage candle opposite the Grotto, said our goodbyes to our friends – old and new – and began to put our mind...

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Lourdes 2022 Day 4 – Healing the Healer

In the weeks leading up to this pilgrimage, we spoke frequently about how different this pilgrimage was going to be in so many ways. To be sure, not having been in Lourdes with the pilgrimage after an absence of three years, we knew that being back would have a different sense about it. A year...

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Lourdes Watch Back Video

Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022

Watch back: Pilgrimage events from Lourdes 2022 Day 1 – Saturday September 17th Day 2 – Sunday September 18th Day 3 – Monday September 19th Day 4 – Tuesday September 20th Day 5 – Wednesday September 21st Day 1 Events: Opening Ceremony Saturday 17th September 7.45pm (Irish/UK time) was streamed live here: https://www.youtube.com/LourdesWebTV Dear friends,...

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Lourdes 2022 Day 3 – Rediscovering Lourdes

Our day starts at the Crowned Virgin statue.  Anyone who has even been to Lourdes knows this place. For those who have not, it is a central point, in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes, with a statue that faces the Basilica.  By now, all of our groups have arrived. Despite the...

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Lourdes 2022 Day 2 – A Beautiful Day

Long lost friends! So many times today, it has been a case of catching up with long lost friends. The reality of the time gap has taken hold today. When we talk, the first phrase can be to refer to, “last year” until we have to stop ourselves and say, no, it wasn’t last year...

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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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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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