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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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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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Oblates in Venezuela

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblates in Venezuela

Father Javier Alvarez Lodeiro, OMI, Superior of the Oblate mission in Venezuela, tells of the tensions and the difficulties our Oblates there face each day. Waiting and discouragement.  These two words could define the situation in Venezuela, given the rapid worsening of the situation.  ...

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Oblate “Radio Liseli”

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Oblate “Radio Liseli”

By Fr. Barnabas Simatende, OMI, Director of Oblate Radio Liseli Oblate Radio Liseli in Zambia was established principally to evangelize the communities in the Western Province, as the Missionary Oblates have always found rural villages hard to reach due to seasonal floods, bad terrain and ...

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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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