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Digital Pilgrimage Day 1 – Join the Lourdes Pilgrimage in Prayer

‘Blessed are the Poor; the Kingdom of God is theirs’ Through these Prayers and Reflections, we join our prayers and intentions with those of our Pilgrims in Lourdes. As we accompany them and pray for them, we are assured that they are praying for us. 14th September 2019 The pastoral message for our pilgrimage to...

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Fr. John Flynn OMI Australia

Fr. John Flynn OMI: Australia

Fr. John Flynn OMI: Australia On my recent visit to Australia to join in the celebrations in mark the 125th anniversary of the Oblates Mission I brought with me a watch that had been in my possession for a number of years. The watch had been presented to Fr. John Flynn OMI in gratitude for his...

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Lourdes Pilgrimage 2020

New Appointments And Retirements

Recently, a number of new appointments have been made within the Anglo-Irish Province of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Fr Leo Philomin OMI has been appointed as Moderator of the Inchicore Pastoral Area. Fr Leo’s new appointment is following 9 years as the parish priest of Darndale Belcamp Parish. Fr Terry Murray OMI is appointed...

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Digital Pilgrimage: Not going to Lourdes?

Digital Pilgrimage  Very soon, more than 600 pilgrims will depart for the Annual Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes. We travel from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Many of us are travelling for the first time, some are members of our Lourdes Hospitality team, others are travelling as assisted pilgrims and some 100 young people are part...

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Festival of Life motivated youth to live “Like Fire”

Festival of Life motivated youth to live “Like Fire” POLAND By Marcin Szuścik Festival of Life : One thousand young people, one week, one God. Workshops, conferences, concerts, games, Masses, prayers, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and much more. What else do you want to see at a Catholic youth gathering? “Festival of Life”, the...

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Australian Oblates Celebrate 125 years of Oblate Mission

Australian Oblates Celebrate 125 years of Oblate Mission The Oblates of Mary Immaculate celebrated the arrival of the Order in Australia and the dedication of St Patrick’s Fremantle as a Basilica from 15 – 18 August. The Oblates first landed in Fremantle in 1894, under the supervision of Fr Gaughren OMI, the Anglo-Irish Provincial who...

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World Day of Prayer for Creation September 1st

Season of Creation The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual “World Day of Prayer” for the care of Creation. The Season of Creation is celebrated throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of...

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A Gathering of the Friends of St Eugene in the ‘North’

Wednesday July 17th had been marked on the calendars of the Friends of St Eugene in the North of England and North Wales for many weeks. The Friends in Holyhead were hosting a ‘gathering’ for the Rock Ferry, Crewe and Amlwch groups. 20 members arrived for the 10am Mass in St Mary’s Church, celebrated by...

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Update: IronMan Fundraiser to help send sick children to Lourdes

Recently, Críostóir took part in the IronMan Challenge in Cork on June 23rd to raise funds to help send sick children to Lourdes. At the age of 2, Críostóir’s daughter, Muireann, had a heart transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. The following year she travelled to Lourdes with her parents as part of the...

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Oblate Pilgrimage to Krakow

To describe in words the wonderful trip / pilgrimage to Poland in June is a challenge. It was a pilgrimage that brought the group of just over 40, from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Poland, to the depths and heights of so many feelings: awe, horror, fun, amazement, and calm. We were fortunate to have two...

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