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Two Oblate Brothers Profess Perpetual Vows

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Two Oblate Brothers Profess Perpetual Vows

This past holiday weekend was one of true celebration, since two Oblate brothers professed their perpetual vows. The Mass of Celebration occurred on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10 AM at the Immaculate Conception Memorial Chapel, located on the grounds of the Oblate School of Theology (O...

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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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Fr. Lajo offers his blessing to all students and professors returning to school

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Fr. Lajo offers his blessing to all students and professors returning to school

Yesterday Sunday, August 20th, a very special Mass was celebrated in honor of all the children, youth, professors, and school employees who are getting ready to begin a new school cycle. Despite the fact that many institutions have already begun classes, it’s never too late to receiv...

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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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Oblate Highlights: Fr. Charles Burrows, OMI

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblate Highlights: Fr. Charles Burrows, OMI

Father Charles Patrick Burrows, OMI was born and raised in Ireland.  The missionary priest moved to Indonesia nearly 45 years ago in hopes to alleviate the extreme poverty in Central Java province’s Cilacap Regency.  Since that time he has made an incredible difference in the lives of ...

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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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