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Three-Part Harmony Farm Celebrates Bounty

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Three-Part Harmony Farm Celebrates Bounty

Three Part Harmony farm is a vegetable operation located on land at the Missionary Oblates’ Provincial House in Washington D.C. The urban agricultural project is operated by Gail Taylor, who writes about happenings at the farm during the past year. In August, the farm installed a new dri...

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Oblates Give Miners A Voice

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblates Give Miners A Voice

The Missionary Oblates are expanding their role as advocates for the rights of miners around the world. Father Seamus Finn, OMI of the U.S. Oblates’ Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office, participated in a day of reflection on the mining industry sponsored by the Pontifical Cou...

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Fr. Billy Morell, OMI, at Mazenod College in Australia

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Fr. Billy Morell, OMI, at Mazenod College in Australia

A letter from Fr. Billy Morell, OMI, who is visiting Oblates in Australia. Silence. It’s not a word you’d associate with 1,400 high school boys packed into a gym… but then, maybe there’s something special in Australian water! If it had happened in only one Oblate college (high scho...

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An OMSI traveler “down-under” with the Rosies

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
An OMSI traveler “down-under” with the Rosies

A letter from Fr. Billy Morell, OMI, who is visiting Oblates in Australia. “Jumping for joy” is not a phrase I would immediately associate with St Eugene, at least not from what little I know of his stature and temperament!  But still, the phase comes to mind as I moved around the “...

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Preserving the Integrity of Creation

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Preserving the Integrity of Creation

His name may be Norm, but his ministry is anything but normal. For 40 years, Fr. Norman Comtois, O.M.I. has been serving people whose lives are outside the norm.  He has worked with prisoners, juvenile delinquents, people who feel isolated from the Church and those who today find spiritua...

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Celebrating Moms on Their Special Day

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Celebrating Moms on Their Special Day

Yesterday Sunday, May 14, we celebrated our two beautiful annual Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio to celebrate moms on their special day, as it has become a local tradition. Father Leo Perez celebrated the lovely Mass in English at 9 in the morning, and it wa...

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Southwest Area Jubilee Celebration

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Southwest Area Jubilee Celebration

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7PM, the annual Jubilee Celebration for Oblates of the Southwest Area took place at the Immaculate Conception Memorial Chapel, on the grounds of the Oblate School of Theology. This year we celebrated a combined total of 1,170 years of service! Hundreds of gues...

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A special visit from Fr. Mariusz Bosek, OMI

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
A special visit from Fr. Mariusz Bosek, OMI

This week Oblate Missions was pleased to receive the surprise visit from Father Mariuz Bosek, OMI. Fr. Bosek is a native of Tychy, Poland, where he was ordained priest in 2003. He also spent many years serving the missions of Uruguay, where he learned Spanish, converted scores of community...

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Transporting Missionaries for 90 Years

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Transporting Missionaries for 90 Years

In 1927, Fr. Paul Schulte, O.M.I. was distressed that so many missionary activities could not take place because of a lack of transportation.  So he started an organization to solve the problem.  During the first year, he gave away 12 bicycles. Since those humble beginnings, MIVA (Missio...

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Holy Week 2017

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Holy Week 2017

On April 9th, we celebrated a set of special Masses for Palm Sunday. As it has become tradition, Fr. Leo Perez (in English) and Fr. Nino Lajo (in Spanish) reminded us of Jesus’ entrance to Jerusalem to fulfill the Paschal Mystery. These celebrations gave start to this year’s Ho...

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