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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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Where is our Forest?

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Where is our Forest?

In Zambia’s Mongu Diocese, Bp. Evans Chinyemba, OMI has been a strong advocate for the protection of the environment. He has spoken out against government and business leaders who see the land as a source of profit instead of a common benefit to be shared by all people. Here Bp. Chinyemb...

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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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