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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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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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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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Tijuana Oblates work to rebuild chapel destroyed by fire

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Tijuana Oblates work to rebuild chapel destroyed by fire

A letter by Fr. Julio Narvaez, OMI (Pastor), Fr. Jesse Esqueda, OMI (Youth and Mission Outreach), and Bro. Peter Vazquez, OMI. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for the blessing that you have been in the lives of the people of our mission.  We also want to give you an update o...

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“I resisted the call, but dared to try”

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
“I resisted the call, but dared to try”

A letter by Bro. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, OMI What can I say about myself?  I am an ordinary person like other people; a sinner striving to holiness.  I am originally from Acapulco, Mexico.  I grew up in a Catholic family of ten children who practiced their faith.  My family was n...

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Five Men Make First Religious Profession in Godfrey

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Five Men Make First Religious Profession in Godfrey

After spending a year in prayer, study and ministry at the Oblate Novitiate in Godfrey, Illinois, five young men professed their first religious vows at St. Ambrose Church in Godfrey on August 1, 2017 before a crowd of friends, family, Oblate Associates and Oblates from around the country,...

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Fr. Saturnino Lajo, OMI, Celebrates 60 Years of Oblate Life

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Fr. Saturnino Lajo, OMI, Celebrates 60 Years of Oblate Life

Oblate Missions and Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto are blessed to have had the opportunity to celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass in honor of Fr. Saturnino Lajo, OMI, in his 60 years of Oblate Missionary life. Despite the sweltering temperatures we experienced yesterday, Sunday July 30, the Mass was...

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Oblate Martyrs of Laos Beatified

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblate Martyrs of Laos Beatified

When she was in first grade, Lucia Borzaga would attend Mass presided by her older brother, Mario.  Mario was in the fifth grade at the time, and Mass was held under the kitchen table.  Mario would use a stool as an altar, and kitchen utensils were his props.  Lucia would attend Mass un...

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