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The Smile of Life

(In his missionary blog, Fr. Domenico RODIGHIERO tells about the ministry of one of his fellow Oblates, Fr. June Ongart KHAESER. Here are excerpts. [see www.rodighierodomenico.org])   “When I meet a handicapped person who smiles, I open my heart because I feel that life is stronger than pain, resignation and a sense of defeat.” These are the words...

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The Promise of Laudato Si’ for Integral Ecology

The following is an extract from the address of Pope Francis to mark the third anniversary of the encyclical “Laudato Si” Dear brothers and sisters, challenges are not lacking! I express my heartfelt gratitude for your efforts in the service of care for creation and a better future for our children and grandchildren. Sometimes it...

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Venezuela, the Missionary Oblates: “An unending disaster”

(On 13 July 2018, the website “Vatican Insider” (http://www.lastampa.it/vaticaninsider/ita) published in Italian this article by Luciano Zanardini about the situation the Oblates in Venezuela have been facing for several years.) “The situation in Venezuela is a disaster. Having the highest inflation in the world, after four consecutive years, is making the minimum monthly wage of...

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Always in danger of death

Bishop Angelito LAMPON On May 26, 2018, Oblate Bishop Angelito LAMPON, Vicar Apostolic of Jolo, ordained to the priesthood three young Oblates: Fathers Harold LAGNAODA, Roy PACIENTE, and Anthony SOTOMIL. Bishop Angelito, whose predecessor was murdered, knows well that to be a Catholic bishop, priest or religious in his area means danger and could even...

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“I am more than a priest, I am an Oblate Priest!” – The Ordination of Fr. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, O.M.I.

On May 18, 2018 Fr. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, O.M.I. was ordained to the priesthood.  It was the conclusion of a long and winding road to the ordination of the newest Missionary Oblate. On May 18, 2018 Fr. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, O.M.I. was ordained to the priesthood.  It was the conclusion of a long...

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Gospel Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, the season of Easter reaches its final climax.  This Sunday we celebrate and experience the powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the whole church and on all those who call themselves disciples and followers of the risen Lord. Last Sunday when we celebrated the Ascension of Jesus,...

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Gospel Reflection for the Ascension of Jesus

  As we mark and celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, the saying, ‘all good things come to an end’ never sounded more suitable or appropriate. Just before the passion and suffering of Jesus, his friends and followers saw him being betrayed, denied and condemned. They stood at a distance and watched him die a...

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No más mulas – No more mules

Father John WOTHERSPOON has spent much of his Oblate and priestly life as a missionary in Hong Kong, China. Originally from the Province of Australia, of which China is an Oblate Delegation, he went to Hong Kong as a teacher in a school run by the Oblates in 1985. Currently, he ministers as a prison...

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Gospel Reflection for Easter Sunday

 Our Lenten journey and pilgrimage are over. Our fasting is complete; now we can feast and celebrate.  We have travelled with Jesus from the harshness of the desert to the new life coming from the empty tomb. Having walked with Jesus as we carried our cross, we now share in and experience the joy and...

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St. Eugene and GOOD FRIDAY

Can I forget the bitter tears that the sight of the cross brought streaming from my eyes one Good Friday? “Can I forget … the sight of the cross?” asks Eugene, and the peace that flowed into his life as a result. Never was my soul more satisfied, never did it feel such happiness; for...

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