Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC)

Welcome to the Oblates Area for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Ministry

The Oblates of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Denmark have recently agreed to make Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) one of our priorities for mission, in response to Pope Francis’s invitation in Laudato Si, to become more aware of the beauty of creation and how we are destroying this precious gift at this time.

About our JPIC Ministry

We chose the first day of September – World day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – as the day for the launch of our work in this important area of mission and ministry. Pope Francis has set aside this day as a day of prayer, giving thanks for the gifts of creation. It also begins a month of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth known as the Season of Creation.

We endeavour to publish a new video presentation every fortnight, speaking with a variety of contributors with expertise and experience working within the areas encompassed by JPIC, helping us to become more aware of some of the issues involved and what we might do as individuals, in our ministries and in the province to respond to this challenge. We hope you will journey with us as we embark on this new mission together – we would love to hear from you – your thoughts, ideas, highlighting initiatives in your Oblate parish or community that is part of this important ministry and already happening.

Following in the footsteps of those who have gone before us, we see this as our opportunity and challenge, to respond once again to the cry of the poor, those people most affected by climate change and the abuse of our common home. We need your help, we are all in this together.



Fr Michael Rodgers on Celtic Spirituality - JPIC Episode 2

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.

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…

Episode 4 with Jane Mellet of Trócaire: Laudato Si'

Jane Mellet works as the Laudato Si’ Officer with Trocaire (the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland) and the Laudato Si’ Movement. Her role involves promoting Pope Francis’ encyclical, On Care for Our Common Home, with grassroots faith communities in Ireland.

Episode 5: Chat with Aisling about her work the Oblate Community gardens

Aisling O’Connor is part of the Oblate House of Retreat community in Inchicore. She has brought new life to the gardens and grounds since she started to work with us. The Oblate community and the local community came to appreciate Aisling’s commitment and contribution especially during the Covid pandemic…

Episode 6: Chat with Fr Tom McCabe of Oblate Mission Development

Fr. Tom McCabe is Director of the Oblate Mission Development Office in Inchicore. His ministry is at the heart of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation. Tom supports the work of missionaries in the poorer part of the world by working with them to identify various development projects for which Irish Government funding could be available.

Episode 7: Chat with Bishop Emeritus Edwin Regan, Wrexham Diocese,on the Joy of Creation

Part One on the Joy of Creation:

“Joy is contagious is a very good disease to have! The only way we can spread joy is to be joyful ourselves.”

We welcome Bishop Edwin Regan who, for 17 years, was the Bishop of Wrexham in North Wales, and we look forward to listening to what he has to say about the joy of creation. “Cry out with joy to the Lord or the Earth. Serve the Lord with gladness.” Psalm 99

Part Two: “Oekologie – Reflecting on Ecology – Taking Care of our Home”

Part Three: “Discovering God’s purpose for human beings on this earth..”

Who We Are

Fr Vimal Parananthu OMI of St Joseph’s Parish, Cowlyn Bay, and Fr Willie Fitzpatrick, Inchicore, have agreed to take a leadership role on behalf of our province in this area.


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