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Our Lady of Guadalupe

 by Vicky Grady
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Join us for a Celebration honoring the Mother of the Americas Our Lady of Guadalupe Dedication and Blessing of the New Plaza Tepeyac  Tuesday, December 12, 2017  6:30 a.m. – Mañanitas with Mariachis 7:00 a.m. – Spanish Mass with Mariachis and Matachines Blessing of Plaza Tep...

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Oblate Lourdes Grotto Christmas Show 2017

 by Vicky Grady
Oblate Lourdes Grotto Christmas Show 2017

A short play based on the story of how Fr. Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber wrote the carol “Stille Nacht” in 1800’s Austria. The cast is open to teens 13-19 years old. Rehearsals in the Grotto Hall, 5712 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78216. Auditions will be Sunday Dec. 17th from 10:00 a...

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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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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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A message to all our brothers and sisters affected by recent disasters…

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
A message to all our brothers and sisters affected by recent disasters…

As a member of the extended Oblate Mission’s family, you have been in my thoughts and prayers during the tragic storms which swept through the Texas gulf region, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Georgia, parts of Alabama and South Carolina; and the two massive earthquakes that shook ...

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Oblate Highlights: Fr. Mariusz Bosek, OMI

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblate Highlights: Fr. Mariusz Bosek, OMI

Father Mariusz Bosek, OMI is not a numbers guy.  He’s a people person.  How else to explain his dramatic ministry change. After being ordained in 2003, Fr. Mariusz was assigned to St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish in Siedlce, Poland.  The parish is one of the largest in Poland, wit...

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Forming Our Future Leaders at Yale University

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Forming Our Future Leaders at Yale University

“The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love.” -Pope Francis Most people think that getting into Yale University is the start of life on easy street. But Fr. Karl Davis, OMI knows better. Father Davis is an assistant chaplain at ...

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