Around the Province

2015.02.11 More snow falls on Boston

The two words Bostonians do not want to hear at this time of year are “more snow.”  Just last week, the city of Boston (which includes our provincial headquarters, our seminary, St. Clement Shrine, Saint Francis Chapel, and St. Joseph Retreat House) broke its all-time record for the snowiest winter in history with over 108 inches of snow.  Now, three more inches of snow have fallen.  The good news from our provincial offices is that the main streets are now clear from the white stuff.  Two-way streets that had been turned into one-way streets because of the snow are now two-way streets once more.  But many side streets remain problematic, with parked cars completely buried in snow and huge icy mounds making it difficult for pedestrians.  Please pray for all Bostonians that warmer weather will melt the snow and provide them more relief!

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Upcoming Events

03.26.2015-is the latest update.

Seminarian Scholarship Dinner & Auction – Save the date!  This annual event is coming soon on the evening of April 25.  Join us to help honor Fr. Greg Staab, OMV and also to support our seminarians.  For more details, click here.


Interested in the Oblates?  Come and See - We invite you to come and visit us for a “Come and See” experience.  These take place at our seminary and shrine in beautiful Boston, MA.  The next “Come and See” experience is scheduled for March 31-April 5 (Holy Week). For more information, contact our vocation director, Fr. Jeremy Paulin, OMV — or by telephone at 617-869-2429 .


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The Latest from Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV

loh_500Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

Now Available for Purchase: Crossroad, 2014

In this book, Fr. Gallagher reflects on the experience of forty years of praying the Liturgy of the Hours. The Second Vatican Council taught with great emphasis that this is a prayer for the entire People of God. Fr. Gallagher’s book offers encouragement both to those who already pray the Liturgy of the Hours and to those who may wish to undertake this prayer.  To order this and other books written by Fr. Gallagher, please click here.

“Father Gallagher writes a captivating account on the spiritual richness found in the Liturgy of the Hours. Those currently praying the Liturgy of the Hours regularly, or those aspiring to pray, will greatly benefit from Father Gallagher’s numerous insights and helpful resources.”

—His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington


“I warmly recommend this book to anyone—clergy, religious, or laity—who wishes to pray the Liturgy of the Hours with greater attentiveness and devotion.”

—His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York


“In this thoughtful and well-crafted book,Fr. Timothy Gallagher provides some very helpful clarification regarding the theology and spirituality that inform the Liturgy of the Hours.  His honest and searching self-examination will prove invaluable to anyone who has undertaken the responsibility of praying this great prayer of the Church.”

—Fr. Robert Barron, Rector of Mundelein Seminary, Author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith


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