Daily Inspirations

Quote of the day

The sublime state of holiness to which you have been called.

St. Eugene de Mazenod

Reflection of the day

March 9 – Renunciation

“Every choice is a renunciation. Indeed. Every choice is a thousand renunciations. To choose one thing is to turn one’s back on many others.”

Ronald Rolheiser OMI

Weekly anecdote

The Adventures of a Paschal Candle

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have been in Haïti since 1943. The previous year Mr. Éli Lescot, president of this Republic, had petitioned Pope Pius XII for their help. This mission was entrusted first of all to the Franco-Americans of Lowell Massachusetts. However, it was not long before young Oblates from Canada joined them. We can mention the first among these, Fathers Bruno Letarte, Laurent Fortin, René Moreau and Jean Bertrand. Within three years, twenty-five Oblates were at work in sixty churches and chapels, serving 100,000 Catholics. Today, after fifty years of zeal and dedication, the Haïtian mission, erected as a vice-province in 1974, numbers ninety-four Oblates, most of them native Haïtians. (more…)

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LET US DO EVERYTHING TO HAVE FATHER ALBINI HONOURED, AS MUCH AS HE HIMSELF WANTED TO BE HUMBLE

Father Charles Albini had died in Corsica two years earlier. Eugene was convinced of his holiness – which had been shown in his way of life, his preaching and pastoral care of the most abandoned and of the seminarians. During … Continue reading

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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