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The Lourdes Grotto’s 13th Production: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

 by Alejandro Calderon
The Lourdes Grotto’s 13th Production: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2018 Oblate Musical   What is the Oblate Musical? O.M.C. is a week-long summer program, June 10-16th, for teenage students who exhibit vocal and theatrical talent. It is a mix of spiritual growth, music, theatre, and other fun activities. Led by youth ministers from area parishes and ...

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Newest Cardinal Is Part of Oblate Family

 by Alejandro Calderon
Newest Cardinal Is Part of Oblate Family

Technically, Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun of Laos is not a Missionary Oblate. In reality, he has been part of the Oblate family since birth. “Since my Baptism there has always been an Oblate in my life,” said Cardinal Ling. “I have been formed by them. My inheritance of s...

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Celebrating the 50th Jubilee Year in India

 by Alejandro Calderon

The Indian Oblate Mission was founded 50 years ago by the then Provincial of Sri Lanka, Fr. Anthony Fernando, O.M.I. The first two pioneer Oblate missionaries, Frs. Emmanuel Mariampillai and Stanislaus Philips, set foot in India on June 29, 1968. They were officially installed in a simple ...

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Join us on a Pilgrimage to Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende and Puebla

 by Alejandro Calderon
Join us on a Pilgrimage to Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende and Puebla

Spiritual Direction by:  Fr. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, OMI and Fr. Leo Perez, OMI Seven Day Pilgrimage to Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende and Puebla Monday, May 21 8:00AM – Meet at San Antonio International Airport 10:15AM – Depart to Mexico City 12:20PM – Arrive ...

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Parents present their children to the Lord at Lourdes Grotto/Tepeyac de San Antonio

 by Vicky Grady
Parents present their children to the Lord at Lourdes Grotto/Tepeyac de San Antonio

It is already a tradition: Parents present their children to the Lord at the Lourdes Grotto/Tepeyac de San Antonio. On the Sunday closest to February 2nd, parents who come to the Spanish Mass at the Lourdes Grotto/Tepeyac de San Antonio are invited to present their children – from one mo...

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Pope Francis Visits with the Oblates in Chile

 by Vicky Grady
Pope Francis Visits with the Oblates in Chile

In the city of Iquique Chile, the Missonary Oblates are responsible for a small shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes.  On January 18, their small shrine became the focal point of the entire Catholic world. Pope Francis chose to make a stop at the shrine and to visit with the Oblates d...

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Donor Highlight – Sally Gomez-Jung

 by Vicky Grady
Donor Highlight – Sally Gomez-Jung

Sally Gomez-Jung is a former professor of Pastoral Education at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. She is also an Oblate Associate, a lay-collaborator who through prayer and outreach shares in the ministries of the Missionary Oblates. Sally writes here about a recent visit sh...

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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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