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After climbing the mountain that led us to consider the Holy Trinity as a model for our community life, in this reflection we go back down to our daily lives, to our local communities, to the brethren with whom we share our lives, our work and our experiences. While at the table one day with some of my confreres, I asked them what I should write about in this issue of OMI Information, and since we were talking about the media and their impact on our lives, it was suggested that I take this theme: the communications media and our community life.

 

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September 30, 2014

Thank you, Fr. Nino! – Welcome Fr. Shanil!

The vocation of the Oblate Communications Service is to help the Congregation, in faithfulness to the spirit of Saint Eugene de Mazenod, to share past and present experiences and to promote unity while respecting and valuing differences. In other words, the Service wants to make an important contribution to the communion between the General Administration and the whole Congregation and, at the same time, among the different Units, helping to create that family spirit so dear to the heart of the Founder. (OMI Information, No. 523, June 2012)

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September 30, 2014

Anglo-Irish Oblate Receives Vatican Medal During Annual Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have been organizing pilgrimages from Britain and Ireland to Lourdes since 1888 and for the last 28 years Fr. Vincent  Mulligan, OMI has led the group. Each year in September, the Oblates journey with 120 sick pilgrims to the Shrine of Our Lady in Lourdes. For Fr. Vincent the care of the sick has been at the core of his ministry and he is highly regarded for his dedication to caring for those often forgotten and rejected by modern day society. This year, to mark his distinguished service and on the occasion of his golden jubilee as a  priest, he was awarded the "Good Samaritan Medal" by the Pontifical Council for Health Care workers. Bishop Ray Field presented the medal and Fr. Vincent is the first person in Ireland to receive this award. 

 

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September 29, 2014

A Pastoral Dictum to the Ebola Crisis in Nigeria

The Ebola Virus is devastating the nations of West Africa. Nigeria is one of the African countries where the dreadful Ebola Virus Disease broke out. As a matter of history, the Ebola Virus first broke out in the year 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the worst in the history. 

 

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September 22, 2014

Lesotho: A Call for Dialogue

 

Of the four dioceses in Lesotho, three of them are led by Oblates of Mary Immaculate: Archbishop Gerard LEROTHOLI (Maseru); Bishop Augustinus BANE (Leribe); Bishop Joseph SEPHAMOLA (Qacha’s Nek). Bishop John Tlohomola, S.C.P., is Bishop of Mohale’s Hoek.

Fides News Agency published this news concerning a country so important to Oblate history and so dear to Blessed Joseph GERARD.         

 

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September 16, 2014

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