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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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Donor Highlight: Robert & Ruth Kusenberger

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Donor Highlight: Robert & Ruth Kusenberger

Robert and Ruth Kusenberger have lived lives full of blessings.  And many of those blessings have come courtesy of the Missionary Oblates.  Now the Kusenbergers are sharing their blessings to preserve the impact of the Oblates for many years to come. “For us this is payback time,” sa...

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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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A message to all our brothers and sisters affected by recent disasters…

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
A message to all our brothers and sisters affected by recent disasters…

As a member of the extended Oblate Mission’s family, you have been in my thoughts and prayers during the tragic storms which swept through the Texas gulf region, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Georgia, parts of Alabama and South Carolina; and the two massive earthquakes that shook ...

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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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Oblate Grotto Youth Rally 2017

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Oblate Grotto Youth Rally 2017

Join us for the 2017 Oblate Grotto Youth Rally! The annual rally is a wonderful spiritual event for high-school and college teenagers. It will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto on Saturday, November 11, from 9 AM to 6 PM. This year’s theme is “Know Your Selfie: Who You A...

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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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