Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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A Rationale for Social Distancing

Coronavirus – the need for vigilance Sir, – Many people have been showing great support to the healthcare workers that are on the “frontline’’. I have had people asking me what they can do to support doctors and nurses in the fight against coronavirus. This is a heartwarming sentiment but it also shows a huge...

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Fr Joseph Leathem OMI: Funeral Mass streamed from Johannesburg

Fr. Joseph LEATHEM OMI (Southern Africa) died on March 16, 2020 in Johannesburg (Republic of South Africa). Fr Joe continued in his mid-80s to serve as the much-appreciated parish priest at St Therese Parish, Edenvale, Johannesburg, where he had been ministering for many years. He recently celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of his ordination.  Fr Joe’s...

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A letter of encouragement in times of trouble

Published on Thursday 12 March 2020 MEDITTERANEAN PROVINCE (This article originally published at www.omiworld.org) Italy is so far the worst hit country by coronavirus pandemic after China. In a letter dated 11 March 2020, Fr. Gennaro ROSATO, the Provincial of the Mediterranean Province, invited all the members of the Oblate family to live this moment of great...

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The Social Oblate – a new Oblate Communications Initiative

The Social Oblate – a new Oblate Communications Initiative The Oblate Communications Office are pleased to present “The Social Oblate” – a new platform for our Oblate community to present on a variety of topics in video format. These videos will be available on all our online platforms.  “We talk about our new YouTube channel...

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RCIA Westminster

Photos: Kilburn RCIA Westminster candidates with Cardinal Vincent

Today 8 candidates in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) programme in Kilburn were met by Cardinal Vincent and Bishop Nicholas at the service of enrolment. They will be received fully into the Catholic Church at Easter when they will be baptised, confirmed and receive the Eucharist for the first time. Please pray...

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Lent 2020

Have you signed up for our daily reflection for Lent?

It’s almost time for Lent again. As we prepare ourselves for the most special time of the church calendar, we invite you to join in our daily reflection for Lent. Each morning, you will be emailed a very short reflection or aspiration to meditate on for the day, usually focusing on a theme from the...

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Lent 2020

Lent 2020: 40 Days for the Lord

Lent 2020 It’s almost time for Lent again. As we prepare ourselves for the most significant time of our church year, Easter, we invite you to join in our daily reflections for Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, 26th February 2020, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation leading up to the celebration of Easter....

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Fun in Kilburn

Community Support, Health Check and fun in Kilburn!

Fun in Kilburn – The Young at Heart Club gathered today, Wednesday 19th of February, in De Mazenod Hall for an afternoon – health checks and community support advice were available. We had a great afternoon with our local policeman, Leon! 130 of us partied the afternoon away and many of us are looking forward...

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Lourdes Volunteer

My experiences of working in the baths at Lourdes as a volunteer

My experiences of working in the baths at Lourdes I have had the privilege of coming to Lourdes for the last six years as a volunteer. The first time I came I really had no idea what to expect but I volunteered to work in the Baths. At this time in my life I wasn’t...

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Letter of Louis Lougen OMI Superior General on “Oblate Day”

THE LETTER OF THE SUPERIOR GENERAL ON THE 194TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PAPAL APPROBATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONS AND RULES February 17, 2020 Dear Brother Oblates and all who live inspired in the Oblate charism, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He...

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