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Oblates Preserve Mother Teresa’s Legacy

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblates Preserve Mother Teresa’s Legacy

        When Mother Teresa was canonized on September 4, she was given the ultimate title – Saint.  But to Fr. Edward Randall, O.M.I. she had a much simpler title – Friend. For 15 years Fr. Randall and Mother Teresa maintained one of the most unlikely of friendships.  She ...

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St. Joseph the Worker Shrine: Serving the Working Class for 60 Years

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
St. Joseph the Worker Shrine: Serving the Working Class for 60 Years

            “Come to me, all you who labor and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28   The Missionary Oblates who work at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine base their ministry on the above Bible verse.  For 60 years they have operated the shrine in d...

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Oblate Highlights: Bishop Valentine Kalumba, OMI

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblate Highlights: Bishop Valentine Kalumba, OMI

  Bishop Valentine Kalumba, O.M.I. considers himself to be a “human resource manager” for God. That’s because he views his job as Bishop of Livingstone, Zambia as a manager, linking people with the resources they need to deepen their faith and improves their lives.  “The bes...

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Fire destroys chapel in La Morita, Tijuana

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Fire destroys chapel in La Morita, Tijuana

From Father Jesse Esqueda, OMI. July 24, 2016. “As I participate in the World Youth Event in Poland, I was given THE SAD NEWS that one of our Chapels, together with the new classrooms and 11 homes, went up in flames yesterday. The chapel of San Martin de Porres is located in the poor...

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Jubilee Celebration

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Jubilee Celebration

Yesterday, on Tuesday April 5th, we held a beautiful Mass of Celebration for our 2016 Jubilarians. The joyous celebration took place at 7 PM at the Immaculate Conception Memorial Chapel in San Antonio, Texas, and it was a very well-attended event. In addition to the wonderful Jubilarians,...

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Celebrating 200 Years of Oblates!

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Celebrating 200 Years of Oblates!

“We celebrate with gratitude our 200th Anniversary and we look forward with hope and deep faith to a new century as a Congregation at the service of the poor.” – Fr. Bill Antone, OMI This year is not only special because we celebrate Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy, but...

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Fr. Art Flores visits Aix-en-Provence, France

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Fr. Art Flores visits Aix-en-Provence, France

Our very own Fr. Art Flores, OMI, just returned from a short trip to the beautiful Aix-en-Provence, France, a city just 20 miles outside the of Marseille. Aix-en-Provence is the very location where 200 years ago our Oblate Missionaries got their start, on January 25, 1816. Fr. Art shared ...

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Vocations: Have You Ever Felt Called?

 by OMIEditor

Young men take vows to become Missionary Oblate priests and brothers, then speak candidly about how and when they felt “The Call.” And how they look forward to making a difference in the lives of the poor as Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Have You ever felt called? see ...

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