Daily Inspirations

Quote of the day

God is the Master of the field.

St. Eugene de Mazenod

Reflection of the day

November 29

The Constitutions and Rules set out a privileged means for each Oblate to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. They are inspired by the charism lived by the Founder and his first companions; also, they have received the approval of the Church. Thus, they allow each Oblate to evaluate the quality of his response to his vocation and to become a saint.

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Weekly anecdote

Father Lacombe frees a captive woman

Father Albert Lacombe, OMI, known as “the man with the kind heart” by the Western Amerindians, was staying with the Cree in the environs of Sainte-Anne Lake, in Alberta. One evening, he was chatting with them and smoking a peace pipe. Suddenly, a group of young warriors approached, shouting cries of victory. Once in the camp, they began dancing around an ill-fated woman while brutally striking her. (more…)

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Weekly photograph

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