Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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Lourdes 2017 – Online Participation

This year on the 17th of September Oblate groups will leave from Dublin, Manchester, Jersey and London in answer to the call of Our Lady. Fr. Paschal and his intrepid group will leave London by bus on the 15th. Also members of the Oblate Youth Service and other workers will arrive on the 15th to...

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Flowers in the desert – Vocation ministry

After twelve years of service as General Councilor for Europe, Father Chicho ROIS joined the little Oblate community in the Sahara desert. These are his thoughts on vocation ministry in a place where there is only a handful of Christians.  When you travel for the first time deep into the desert, you are moved by...

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Where is Our Forest?

In Zambia’s Mongu Diocese, Bp. Evans Chinyemba, OMI has been a strong advocate for the protection of the environment. He has spoken out against government and business leaders who see the land as a source of profit instead of a common benefit to be shared by all people. Here Bp. Chinyemba writes about one particular problem in...

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First Provincial Assembly for the Friends of St Eugene

On June 3rd the Friends of St Eugene, gathered in the Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall, Crewe, England  for our first ever Provincial Gathering. About 50 Friends were joined by Fr Louis Lougen, Superior General of the Congregation, Fr Antoni Bochm , Counsellor for Europe and Fr Ray Warren ,our Provincial to celebrate the occasion....

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Celebrating the Laotian Martyrs

Blessed Mario BORZAGA, beatified along with 16 other Martyrs of Laos on December 11, 2016, has a special place in the hearts of the diocese of his birth and among his fellow Italian Oblates and their associates. For this reason, the Church of Trent and the Oblates held a two-day festival honoring Blessed Mario’s memory,...

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St. Eugene Tailoring Centre

Two years ago, the Oblates working in Andhra Pradesh had a day-long session on “The Empowerment of Women.” While we shared our opinions on different ways of helping the women of our parishes, Sister Manju, a Carmelite nun, and the animator, shared this idea: “Empowerment of women is not possible without empowering them economically.” That...

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Easter Blessings

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.” He’s alive! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia forever! The life of Jesus does not end at the Cross. If it did my faith would be in vain. His resurrection gives me new hope. As I go through my life, living as...

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Hurley shrine opened in Durban Cathedral

The first step on the road to the possible canonised sainthood of Archbishop Denis Hurley, one of the great sons of the South African Church, has been made. Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, as archbishop of Durban, has invited the faithful to demonstrate their desire to have his predecessor canonised.   On the weekend of March 19, crowds...

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RESPONDING TO COMMENTS FOLLOWING THE OBLATE STATEMENT REPORTED IN MEDIA

Responding to comments following the recently published Oblate Statement regarding the moral challenge posed to religious about the costs of Redress. My thanks to all who have commented on the Oblate statement the moral challenge posed to religious about the costs of Redress. Some welcomed this as a statement of the factual background to the...

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The moral challenge posed to Religious about the costs of Redress

The public are rightly concerned about recent statements from members of the Irish Government claiming that some Irish religious orders are not meeting their moral obligation to contribute to the cost of making redress to victims of historical institutional abuse. Our factual response traces the unfolding of the events behind the issue. It seeks to...

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