Daily Inspirations

Quote of the day

Have much consideration for your former confreres.

St. Eugene de Mazenod

Reflection of the day

“In Nazareth, Jesus read the words of Isaiah: to bring the Gospel to the poor he has sent me. In Aix St Eugene de Mazenod read them: to bring the Gospel to the poor he has sent me. Wherever Oblates are, we read them: to bring the Gospel to the poor he has sent me. Have we gone, are we on the way, are our hearts breaking with love as Jesus’s heart broke, pouring out blood and water. Would Eugene de Mazenod recognize us as his true inheritance?”

David Power OMI (died 18 June 2014)

Weekly anecdote

My grandfather was pagan

Bishop Dominic Khumalo, OMI is auxiliary bishop in South Africa. Let us allow him to give us personally the history of his vocation.

“I come from the Zulu nation. My ancestors were pagan. There was consternation in my home village when I left for the minor seminary in Lesotho. It was only six years later that I returned. During the three months of my vacation, I received visits from several members of my family, some of whom were saddened at what was happening to me. My grandfather called me one night, and spoke with the habitual solemnity that he used when addressing his grandchildren. (more…)

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