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Full text of Pope Francis to participants of the General Chapter

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENERAL CHAPTER OF THE MISSIONARY OBLATES OF MARY IMMACULATE Dear brothers, good morning and welcome! I am pleased to meet you, on the occasion of your General Chapter. I thank the Superior General – poor thing, taken from the desert and brought here to Rome!...

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Pope to Oblates of Mary Immaculate: ‘Proclaim the Gospel of hope’

Pope Francis met on Monday with members of the Oblate Community during our 37th General Chapter meeting which is currently taking place in Nemi, Italy. In Pope Francis’ address to members of the Congregation, he offered greetings to Fr. Luis Ignacio Rois Alonso, who was elected last Thursday as the new OMI Superior General for...

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JPIC Episode 3 Seamus Finn OMI

Episode 3 #JPIC with Seamus Finn OMI

Fr. Séamus brings a long history of active efforts to shape “faith consistent investment policies and practice”. As director of the Oblates’ United States Province Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation, he coordinates their advocacy work on behalf of marginalized peoples and communities living in poverty; the priorities are “accompanying those in need”...

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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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