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Fr Michael Rodgers on Celtic Spirituality (JPIC)

Welcome to our second JPIC video, part of our focus on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation. Today, we hear from Fr Michael Rodgers, who talks about Celtic spirituality. Fr. Michael Rodgers is a Kiltegan missionary priest, who has lived in Glendalough for the past 30 years. Prior to that, he worked in Kenya for...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Oblates join with the rest of the world as we express our sympathy at the death of Queen Elizabeth II. At this time, we pray for the repose of the soul of Queen Elizabeth. We do so with confidence, because the Christian faith marked every day of her life and activity. In her Millennium...

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New bonds of friendships take shape in Kokotek

My name is Kirk Jacob and I would like to share my personal experience of the second Oblate Lay Congress through the medium of short interview-style questions and personal responses to each of them. How has the experience changed me? The experience of being at Kokotek, Poland, really transformed my life as I came to...

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Carl Lanigan to make First Vows on Thursday 8 September

Carl Lanigan will make his First Vows on Thursday 8 September in Rome, in the parish of the Most Holy Trinity, Marino, at 4:30pm local time, 3:30 pm BST.   The event will be livestreamed through Facebook here >   Fr Ray Warren and Fr Dermot Mills will represent the Province. Ray will receive Carl’s...

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20 Inspiring Quotes by Saint Bernadette

Bernadette is a young French saint whose life and legacy has touched the lives of people all over the world. She is, of course, best known for a series of Marian apparitions in Lourdes, where Mary asked for a chapel to be built near the cave grotto. The Story of Lourdes > She also said...

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Anglesey Island Assembly – For a Synodal Church

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, our seven Faith Communities on Anglesey were engaged in a journey of conversation and prayerful reflection, through many small house groups across Anglesey, in preparation for our Island Assembly to be held May 2020. The COVID pandemic brought our journey to an abrupt halt! After the interruption of Covid lockdowns,...

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OLAC update

Oblate Lay Associations Congress 2022 – An Update

On behalf of the core team charged with planning and organising the participation of lay people associated with the Oblates of the Anglo Irish Province in the recent Oblate Lay Associations Congress, we would like to thank you very sincerely for the very many ways in which you engaged with the Congress and the pre-Congress...

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37th general chapter OMI oblates 2022

The 37th OMI General Chapter 2022

The 37th General Chapter of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate will be held in Nemi, Italy, from September 14 to October 14, 2022 The general chapter of a religious community or congregation is the largest decision-making gathering of representatives of a community from its various locations around the globe. In our case, representatives from...

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The Art of Accompaniment

No more shouting David Wells is a well-known speaker in Catholic circles, having been all around the world giving inspiring talks to groups large and small, and we were recently blessed to have him at our retreat centre in Crewe. This July, a group of 20 of us took part in a retreat on the...

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watch OLAC 2022 videos live stream

Watch back: Oblate Lay Associations Congress 2022

Many years planning and preparation went into the organisation of OLAC 2022 – bringing together all those people connected to the Oblate family around the world to share how we live as “Oblate People”. At a global level, three live-streamed online session were broadcast from the Oblate General House in Rome which hosted fantastic presentations...

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