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A Ministry of Presence

When the Oblates first arrived in Bangladesh in 1973, a country where 85% of the people are Muslims, there were only 300,000 Christians. 


May 6, 2014

“Growing” the Zambia Mission

In just over a year, a small garden with a few vegetable plants has become a large-scale agricultural operation – and as a result, the Missionary Oblates’ ministry in Zambia is growing as welThe garden, located at the Oblates’ House of Studies in the town of Makeni, includes more than 21,000 tomato plants and 10,000 heads of cabbage, along with smaller amounts of green peppers, potatoes, eggplants and onions. There is even a rapidly growing poultry operation.


April 15, 2014

Developing a culture of peace

Orlando Cardinal Quevedo said on 29 March that his archdiocese was pushing for the twin goals of more inter-religious dialogue between Christians, Muslims and Indigenous communities and the development of a “culture of peace” in Mindanao to complement the newly signed Comprehensive Agreement with the Bangsamoro.


April 7, 2014

Ukraine: Father General is There!

On Monday, 17 March 2014, the Oblate Superior General, Fr. Louis LOUGEN, wrote about the atmosphere in Ukraine on the day after the referendum in Crimea. He is in Ukraine to preach a retreat to the Oblates there.


March 17, 2014

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