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A Dream Finally Realized

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
A Dream Finally Realized

In 1978, Fr. Nicholapillai Arulnesan, O.M.I. bought 50 acres of land in Iyakachchi, Sri Lanka.  He had a dream of creating a goat farm that would benefit people in the community.  But because of civil war, Fr. Arulnesan never saw his dream realized before his death in 2006. Last year, th...

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The Oblate Charism at the Service of the Poor

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
The Oblate Charism at the Service of the Poor

            In September 2016, Fr. Kennedy Katongo, O.M.I. died of a heart attack at the Oblate General House in Rome.  He was just 36 years old.   A Native of Zambia, Fr. Kennedy was the Director of the Oblates international Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Of...

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Join the 2017 Oblate Musical

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Join the 2017 Oblate Musical

Come join the 2017 Oblate Musical! This year’s marks the 11th Lourdes Production, featuring the world famous show “Jesus Christ Superstar.” But what is the Oblate Musical? O.M.C. is a week-long summer program, June 11-17th, 2017 for teenage students who exhibit vocal and ...

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Oblate Highlights: Superior General Fr. Louis Lougen, OMI

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblate Highlights: Superior General Fr. Louis Lougen, OMI

As Superior General of the Missionary Oblates, Fr. Louis Lougen, OMI said God has written an important part of his job description: “The Spirit at work among us will do infinitely more than we can hope for or imagine.” (Eph. 3:20) Father Lougen is relying on the Spirit, and his brother...

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Oblate Ministries Growing in Madagascar, Fianarantsoa, and Antananarivo

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblate Ministries Growing in Madagascar, Fianarantsoa, and Antananarivo

Diana Prince is a longtime benefactor of the Missionary Oblates.  Occasionally she travels to Oblate missions to gain a firsthand understanding of how the Oblates are improving the lives of the world’s poor.  Here she reports from a recent trip to Madagascar.             I w...

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Special Event at Our Lady of Snows Honoring the 17 Laos Martyrs

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Special Event at Our Lady of Snows Honoring the 17 Laos Martyrs

A very special event will take place on June 17 and 18, 2017 at the Church of Our Lady of The Snows at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Shows to honor the recently beatified Laos Martyrs. To read more about this event, please click here to see the webpage dedicated to the […]...

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Mass for “World Day of Prayer for the Sick”

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Mass for “World Day of Prayer for the Sick”

We invite you to our World Day of Prayer Mass with Anointing of the Sick at the Oblate Lourdes/Tepeyac Grotto in San Antonio. Join us in asking our Blessed Mother’s intercession for the healing of our bodies and souls.   Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM Mass with Anointing of...

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The Kusenberger Chair of Oblate Studies has been created at OST

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
The Kusenberger Chair of Oblate Studies has been created at OST

The Kusenberger Chair of Oblate Studies, the first endowed teaching chair dedicated to spreading knowledge of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate charism, was officially inaugurated on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the Oblate General House in Rome. Oblates and all others who are intere...

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Seminarian Profile: Marcario Mumba Sausande

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Seminarian Profile: Marcario Mumba Sausande

Macario Sausande is the youngest in a family of nine, comprising seven boys and two girls.  “I come from a family of devout Catholics and I really thank both parents for teaching me the Catholic faith,” he shares. “My desire to become a priest can be traced from the time when I ...

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Oblate Highlights: Fr. Marek Stroba, OMI

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblate Highlights: Fr. Marek Stroba, OMI

Father Marek Stroba, O.M.I. is the ultimate traveling salesman for Christ. Since his ordination in 1985, Fr. Marek has taken the Word of God from his native Poland to small villages in Africa, farming communities and inner cities in the United States, one of the most impoverished neighborh...

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