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Oblate Highlights: Fr. Pat Casey, OMI

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblate Highlights: Fr. Pat Casey, OMI

Father Pat Casey, OMI, was inspired to become a priest while living in a hell on earth. For 13 months Fr. Pat was a medic on the frontlines of the Vietnam War.  He worked in a mobile hospital that was the target of attacks by suicide bombers.  He rappelled out of helicopters to reach th...

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Struggle and Hope: The People Served by the Oblates in Tijuana

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Struggle and Hope: The People Served by the Oblates in Tijuana

When Fr. Jesse Esqueda, OMI, talks about his ministry in Tijuana, Mexico he can recite a lot of numbers about the impact the Missionary Oblates are making in the area.  There are 200,000 people living within the parish boundaries.  In a typical year the Oblates help provide 10,000 visits...

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A Thanksgiving blessing that can help TWICE AS MANY mission families!

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina

  Dear Friend in Christ,     Tonight at midnight is your last opportunity to make a gift that can have TWICE the impact! TODAY only, a generous benefactor’s grant can DOUBLE the impact of any gift… but only up to midnight tonight! So many souls seek hope and salvatio...

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A Thanksgiving blessing that can help TWICE AS MANY mission families!

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina

  Dear Friend in Christ,   The Missionary Oblates have been blessed with a wonderful opportunity that can DOUBLE the impact of your generous support! A generous supporter has made a grant of $25,000 and challenged friends like you to match her generosity. In essence, any gift you...

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A Thanksgiving blessing that can help TWICE AS MANY mission families!

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina

  Dear Friend in Christ,   Recently I wrote to tell you of a generous benefactor who agreed to match your gift to DOUBLE its impact! Any gift you make –– up to the $25,000 of matching funds available –– can be matched dollar-for-dollar. Time is running out! There are only...

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A Thanksgiving blessing that can help TWICE AS MANY mission families!

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina

  Dear Friend in Christ,   The Oblates are truly blessed to have such caring friends as you –– I know that you help us whenever the opportunity is right! Today, we have an opportunity that can DOUBLE the impact of your support for the “poorest of the poor” in our mission ...

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A Thanksgiving blessing that can help TWICE AS MANY mission families!

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
A Thanksgiving blessing that can help TWICE AS MANY mission families!

  Dear Friend in Christ, A generous friend of the Missionary Oblates has provided us with a grant of $25,000 and challenged supporters like you to match her generosity during this special season of Thanksgiving. If we are able to raise the matching funds – with your generous help &#...

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Donor Highlight: Robert & Ruth Kusenberger

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Donor Highlight: Robert & Ruth Kusenberger

Robert and Ruth Kusenberger have lived lives full of blessings.  And many of those blessings have come courtesy of the Missionary Oblates.  Now the Kusenbergers are sharing their blessings to preserve the impact of the Oblates for many years to come. “For us this is payback time,” sa...

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Bringing “Angel Love” To China’s Children

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Bringing “Angel Love” To China’s Children

In mega-cities and rural villages, Missionary Oblates are improving the educational opportunities for some of China’s most vulnerable children. In the city of Guangzhou, population 14 million, the Oblates have opened the Angel’s Love Center.  Angel’s Love provides a place for childr...

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Progress on Vance Seminarian Homes

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Progress on Vance Seminarian Homes

It has been nearly two years since Oblates and members of the San Antonio community joyfully gathered at this location to celebrate the groundbreaking of what will soon be revealed as the new Vance Seminarian Homes. The five buildings which compose the seminarian complex -and directly fac...

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