Daily Inspirations

Quote of the day

We must be truly saints ourselves.

St. Eugene de Mazenod

Reflection of the day

September 30

“Our link to the Congregation is a bond of life. The Congregation has given much to us and we ourselves have decided, with Christ’s grace, to make our way to God through the Congregation, to journey to God as members of our Institute…. As in marriage, though in a different order, we have made a definitive decision to belong, for life until death.”

Fernand Jetté OMI

Weekly anecdote

A seventy-eight year old novice

It is rather rare for a priest to celebrate seventy years of religious life. To cite some examples, just from the Congregation of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, we have Frs. Damase Dandurand and Jean-Baptist Beys. The first died at the age of one hundred and two, after eighty years of priesthood. As for Fr. Beys, who died in Nice in 1976, he had a long career of eighty-one years in community life and seventy-six of priesthood. The people of the James Bay and Maniwaki also remember Fr. Joseph-Etienne Guinard, that sympathetic centenarian who died piously in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts in 1965, crowning seventy-three beautiful years of service as a priest. (more…)

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Weekly photograph

(Chaclacayo, Lima) The Oblates of the OMI delegation of Peru. Deacon John Kuks Sampa, OMI from Zambia recently joined them to have a missionary experience. Peru is the only delegation of the Congregation that functions directly under the purview of the General Administration.


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