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Send in your prayer intentions

We’d like to invite those who aren’t able to join us in Lourdes to send us your prayer intentions. So we may present them to Our Lady at the Grotto where she appeared to Saint Bernadette so long ago. You can do so by: Emailing them to lourdes@oblates.ie Or filling out the form below: Send...

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Fr Gerry Kenny OMI

Fr Gerard Kenny OMI – 1936 – 2023

The funeral mass and celebration of the life of Oblate Fr Gerry Kenny OMI took place on the 2nd of August 2023 at 12-Noon in the Oblate Mary Immaculate Church, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 Gerry Kenny was born in Ballymacward, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway on 27 February 1936. He attended primary school in Arklow, Co....

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Fr Chicho Our Lady Mary Assumption

Letter of the Superior General for the Solemnity of the Assumption

Let us walk together listening to the call to care for the common home. DOWNLOAD PDF LJC et MI Dear Brother Oblates and members of our Charismatic Family, September 1st is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It is an initiative of Pope Francis who has also written the Encyclical Laudato...

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World Youth Day: Pope Francis Way Of The Cross

Today has seen another jam-packed World Youth Day (WYD) full of Rise Encounters and finished off with the Way Of The Cross with Pope Francis this evening.  The Oblate Youth team took the opportunity to attend a talk from Bishop Barron, as well as other speakers and to explore the town of Lisbon with the...

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WYD: Pope Francis Welcome Ceremony

Thursday 3rd August 2023, saw the official opening ceremony with Pope Francis. It is estimated that 500,000 young people turned up to Park Eduardo to greet and listen to him.  Our Oblate Youth from the Anglo-Irish province along with many others arrived two hours early to get a good spot and enjoy the live performances....

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French soccer player Olivier Giroud sends WYD message to 40,000 French pilgrims

Olivier Giroud, a professional French soccer player and faithful Christian, shared a video message on Tuesday 1st August addressing the 40,000 young French people at the “Time of the French” event during the first day of World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon, Portugal. “You 40,000 French people, united by faith in Jesus, how beautiful you are! You...

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World Youth Day: Day 1

  Our youth from the Anglo-Irish province have arrived in Lisbon for World Youth Day 2023 and taken the first day by storm.   The morning saw them joining the worldwide community of Oblates to meet with Superior General, Fr Chicho.  Around a thousand of the Oblate youth gathered in Parque de Jogos 1º de...

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Looking to and Preparing for the Future as Pilgrims of Hope in Communion on Anglesey

Recently, the Anglesey Island Mission Group and all of the Parish Councillors from the three parish areas on the island (Amlwch/Benllech, Beaumaris/Llangefni, Holyhead/Rhosneigr,), met on Sunday 11th June 2023 in Oriel Môn; an art gallery and museum located in the middle of the island of Anglesey which allows for venue hire. Others from the six...

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World Youth Day Preparations Are In Full Swing

Our Word Youth Day preparations have been in full swing this weekend at Wistaston Hall: Oblate Retreat Centre . It’s been great to see our youth from across the province come together to share in the WYD experience. 20 young people from across the UK and Ireland gathered in Wistaston between 7th – 9th July...

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Fr. General to Meet Oblate Youth in Lisbon

Originally posted on OMI World It’s nearly World Youth Day again! And Fr. Chicho, our Superior General, will also be there! And he is so looking forward to being at the Oblate Youth Meeting in Lisbon. In the recent past, whenever there was a World Youth Day, Oblate Youth would usually gather a week before...

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