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Fr. Jack Lau, OMI posted photos of the new group at the Novitiate in Godfrey, Illinois!

L-R) Fr. Jack Lau, OMI, Antonio Zapata Guerrero, Thomas Franklin, Fr. Tom Horan, OMI, Daniel Bourg, Vincent Fernandez Adaikalasamy, Fr. Rudy Nowakowski, OMI

Another photo of the group taken on the grounds of the novitiate

From the Oblate Mission Center in Buffalo, NY, Here’s A joyous posting from Fr. David Munoz-Lopez, OMI on August 24th: “Oblate Pre-Novices commit themselves to discernment and formation. Praised be Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate!”                                                                                                                                                                    Pre-novices (L-R) Brian Bernhardt, Jerry Gutierrez, Alejandro Alvarado, Teko Teko-Agbo, Steven Montez, and Jean Emmanuel Meloncourt. Oblates at altar are: (L-R) Fr. Alex Roque and Fr. Dick Sudlik

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Happy young men after the mass




















  Here’s an August 19 post from a very happy Fr. Juan Ayala, OMI: 

“Feeling blessed at Our Lady of Guadalupe: Some of our teens in Adoration in
preparation for the Teen ACTS Retreat this Thursday. I’m so proud of them.”

Here’s an August 17 posting to celebrate from Fr. Tom Horan at the Oblate Novitiate in Godfrey, Illinois: Well a new novitiate year has begun. We welcome Tom, Daniel, Antonio and Vincents, The years novitiate team remains the same, Tom, Rudy and Jack. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers — with Thomas Horan.

                                        New Novices and formators


An August 14 posting by OMI USA JPIV: “Sharing in the Oblate Mission – Tepoztlan, Mexico This week Oblate JPIC staff Fr. Antonio Ponce OMI is attending the “Under Ten Oblates Meeting” at Villa Maria Retreat House in Tepoztlan, Mexico. The provincial leadership team organized the gathering.”

An August 13 post from Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI: We have arrived at the Cathedral in Santiago.”

OMI USA JPIC post from August 12: “Br Tembo Michael OMI concludes internship at JPIC – Thank you for the time during my internship in DC at JPIC Office and warm visit to the Oblate U.N Office in New York.”

Fr. JIm Brobst, OMI posted the following from Mexico on August 11: “1. First blessing of the day is that I am gathered with my Oblate brothers from US and Mexico here in Tepoztlán, Mexico. 2. View from next to the chapel. 3. View of the beautiful facility.”


Fr. Seamus on August 9: “Celtic habitat in Galicia from 3BC to 1AD. — at Camino De Santiago, Palas De Rei.

Fr. Seamus Finn, has been posting from Spain, here are some pictures. August 5: “The church at O Cebreiro at Sunset!”

A handsome family photo from Fr. Jesse Esqueda on August 5: “Con mi familia”

Fr. Dwight Hoeberechts has been watching a labor situation with the Market Basket stores in his area: “On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 I decided to attend the 4th rally of employees and now with the customers, who are seeking a resolution to get Market Basket grocery stores back into full operation after 18 days of protesting for the current 2 CEO’s and the current Board of Directors representing the majority shareholders to bring back their former CEO Artie T. Demoulas.”