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My most cordial welcome to OblateMissions.orgFrArtFloresWEB

Thank you for making this your home, a place where we share our work and efforts with you to bring a message of hope to the poor and the most abandoned.  This is the mission of the Missionary Oblates, and of thousands of people like you who join us with prayers and financial support in our quest to the most remote places in the world.

Here, you will find information about our missions in places like Zambia, Africa, where the Missionary Oblates from the United States Province have ministered since 1984.

We will also keep you informed of the efforts to respond to the most urgent needs coming from our missions.  Also how you can continue to give hope through your generosity and prayers.

With great pleasure, we will also share with you the religious and educational activities that take place in our Lourdes Grotto and the “Tepeyac de San Antonio”, our spiritual and missionary center in San Antonio, Texas. This unique setting of our Grotto is where we place our missionary efforts and you who share in our mission, in the loving hands of our Blessed Mother under the double advocation of Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Guadalupe.  And from here, we will remember in prayer the intentions and needs of you, our benefactor, in our daily masses, and in the twelve Novenas that we celebrate at the Grotto throughout the year.

As OblateMissions.org becomes your home, we hope that you find this site a pastoral resource for you, your family and your faith community.  Our intention is to help you grow stronger in your faith and bring you hope to better respond to life’s everyday challenges.

Again Welcome…  Bienvenidos, ¡Esta es su casa! This is your home!

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Fr. Art Flores, OMI
Oblate Director

Fr. Art was born in San Antonio, Texas. he entered the Oblate Novitiate in 1987, and pronounced his vows as an Oblate of Mary Immaculate the following year. He did his theological studies at Catholic Theological Union of Chicago, and was ordained a priest in October of 1992. Fr. Art has served as associate pastor and pastor in Oblate parishes throughout Texas. Since 2011, Fr. Art has served on the Provincial Council for the United States Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He is Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Oblate School of Theology, and works in formation and vocation recruitment for United States Province. In 2015, Fr. Art joined Oblate Missions as Chaplain Director.