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Easter Vigil: “Who will roll away the stone from the tomb?”

Pope Francis presided over the traditional Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter in Saint Peter’s Basilica on Saturday evening.

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Vatican

Pope Francis: Dear priests, may the Lord console you, strengthen you and reward you

On Holy Thursday morning, in the Basilica of St. Peter, Pope Francis presided over, in the solemn Chrism Mass, where the holy oils were blessed and about 1,500 priests concelebrated. Before the Pope, all concelebrants renewed their priestly promises.

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Europe

“Toit pour toi” (A Roof for You): Succeeding Together

For 14 years, the “Toit pour toi” (“A Roof for You”) association has run a temporary housing scheme lasting from 1 to 6 months. It is dedicated to helping young people in difficulty, aged 18 to 30. Occupying a wing of the Sacré-Coeur diocesan sanctuary building at 22 Rue de France in Nice, the association is run by two missionaries, Father Alfonso BARTOLOTTA, OMI, (Italian), and Brother Mariusz LORENC, OMI, (Polish).

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General Administration

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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Europe

“Cheminer avec Eugène” …Why don’t we Introduce Ourselves?

Our annual meeting of the “Cheminer avec Eugène” (following in Eugene’s footsteps) group took place in Paris. But let’s see, let’s see… What is this group? Perhaps we are not well known in the province. So, this (brilliant) space for sharing is a good opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better.

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Asia - Oceania

Kyiv: Church of St. Nicholas Holds Blood Drive to Support Military

Residents of Kyiv have united in a gesture of charity and solidarity by donating blood for the first time in a church located in the Capital City. 

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Africa - Madagascar

Joint Session Daily Report – Day 4

Joint Session of the Central Government and the Africa – Madagascar Region18-23 March 2024 Day 4 – […]

Africa - Madagascar

Joint Session Daily Report – Day 3

In summary, the third day was marked by moments of prayer, animated discussions of community and missionary life in the region, and the urgent need for restructuring, formation initiatives, and safeguarding policies.

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Africa - Madagascar

The Ad-Gentes Mission in Guinea-Bissau: OMI Antula

The mission of Antula, in all its complexity and particularity, is a noble mission, immense and well adapted to the Oblate charism. It is characterized by a fairly high demography, with young people making up the largest percentage of its population.

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Africa - Madagascar

Joint Session Daily Report – Day 2

The second day of the Joint Session between the Central Government of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and the Africa-Madagascar focused on deepening unity, overcoming common challenges, and developing a common vision for the future.

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General Administration

Message of the Central Government to the Oblates in Haiti

The Central Administration of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate is meeting in Dakar, Senegal in joint session with the Africa-Madagascar Region. We reiterate our support for the Oblate pilgrims in Haiti, especially those in Port-au-Prince.

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General Administration

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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