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Ongoing Formation: A Daily Conversion to the Gospel

Fr. Luis Ignacio ROIS ALONSO, OMI, Superior General of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, shared his vision for ongoing formation during a February 2024 meeting with the General Committee for Formation in Rome. He emphasized that “Ongoing formation is a daily conversion to the Gospel. 

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OMI World

Being Grateful Messengers of God’s Mercy

As every year in the second Easter Sunday, we celebrate the “Divine Mercy Sunday.” The message of this day is a proclamation and at the same time an invitation.

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Encountering the Risen Lord

The “Salubong” or “Encuentro” is a religious tradition in the Philippines which is the re-enactment of encounter between the risen Lord Jesus and his grieving Mother. It is held early dawn every Easter Sunday. People would really wake up early to join the procession and the “salubong” in a designated place usually a crossroad.

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Embracing Creative Change Through Deeper Commitment

Declaring the YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE from 30th November 2014 to 2nd February 2016, Pope Francis shared insightful reflections: “Every consecrated person is a gift for the People of God on a journey.

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The Kingdom of God is Within Us

Why doesn’t humanity’s story, despite its dark chapters, fade into oblivion? Despite past and present wars, unyielding violence, and the pervasive injustices plaguing societies, why do visions of peaceful coexistence and solidarity endure? And why, despite ecological disasters caused by nature’s exploitation, do we pursue a greener future for our planet?

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Africa - Madagascar

Unity in Diversity: Lessons from Africa-Madagascar

The Central Government and the Major Superiors of the Africa-Madagascar region will hold their joint session in Dakar, Senegal, from March 18 to 23.

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The World Needs Healing!

Christ went through the pain to attain our healing and redemption. Amid this Lent in 2024, there is so much needless pain in the world. As pilgrims of hope in the world, we cannot be oblivious to the plight of so many who experiencing pain: victims of man-made conflicts in Gaza, DR Congo, Ukraine, Haiti, Myanmar, Nigeria, etc. The world needs healing! Wars are causing so much pain. Let us all bring this suffering of the redeemed, to the ‘wounded healer’.

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OIP launches a Net Zero Climate Transition Portfolio

In 2024, the OIP Investment Trust unveiled a new initiative: a net-zero climate transition portfolio to reduce carbon emissions across industries.

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Celebrations of Oblate History and Charism

These past few days commemorating the 198th anniversary of the Papal Approval of our Constitutions and Rules have been filled with celebrations of Oblate history and charism.

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A Spiritual Pilgrimage

As Lent begins this week, we enter a sacred period of spiritual renewal. Through prayer, fasting, and acts of charity, we ready ourselves for the Easter celebration.

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Plenary Session, Closing Celebration

The Eucharistic celebration, marking the conclusion of the 5-week-long Plenary Session, was presided by Fr. Chicho, the Superior General. Brother Noel, Secretary General, delivered a touching reflection inspired by the Gospel story of the miraculous healing of a man with hearing and speech impediments. His message centered on “the three invitations: To focus, to listen, and to ponder!”

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The Newness of God

The Gospel is that “new” that we must embrace, welcome, and make room for, whatever the cost, so that we may be a proclamation of the newness of God among the poorest: “Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5).

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