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A Mother’s Day gift for you or your mother!

 Abril Villarreal-Medina
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Dear Friend in Christ,

On Sunday morning, May 14, I would like to have your mother and grandmothers honored during two Mother’s Day Novenas of Masses at two sanctuaries dedicated to Our Blessed Mother.

• The first novena beginning on Mother’s Day will be offered at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio, a replica of the grotto at Lourdes where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette.

• A second Novena will also begin that morning at the Shrine of Lourdes in Cavancha/Iquique, Chile, celebrated by Father Argimiro Aláez, OMI, who has dedicated his life to working with the poor and most abandoned.

OSOKW-PinkButtonTo honor your generous support, I have personally selected a beautiful gift that I hope you will give to your mother – or wear it yourself – to show your love for her and for Our Heavenly Mother. The bracelet of pearlescent beads depicts the Madonna and Child and has three heart-shaped beads that signify the love, charity and compassion we have for our mothers and all our family members.

Mother's Day Active 2017 Bracelet with Yellow heart beadsYour gift today will help our Missionaries continue to soothe the pain of so many distressed mothers who hope for food for their hungry children or lifesaving medicine to give their sick toddlers. Your support also provides dignity to elderly mothers and grandmothers in our missions so they can lead lives filled with hope.

Please send me the names of your mother, grandmothers and other loved ones as soon as possible so they can be lifted up in prayer during the two Novenas.

May Our Lord grant special blessings to you and your dear family on Mother’s Day and every day of the year.


Fr. Art Flores
In Christ and Mary Immaculate,

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Father Art Flores, OMI
Oblate Director


P.S. We will be streaming the Mother’s Day Mass at the Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio on Sunday morning, May 14th at 9:00 AM (Central Time) on this website. Please join me in this celebration as a beautiful bouquet of roses is presented to our Blessed Mother in honor of your mother and the many mission mothers who are supported by your gifts. Thank you for your generous support!