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2015.02.18 John Luong gives ashes to children

A child smiles after receiving ashes from Fr. John Luong, OMV at St. Mary’s School in Alton, IL.

“Remember you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.”  With these words ashes our placed on our foreheads and our observance of Lent begins.  Ash Wednesday around our province is the focus for this week’s entry.

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Upcoming Events

02.23.2015-is the latest update.

Seminarian Scholarship Dinner & Auction – Save the date!  This annual event is coming soon on the evening of April 25.  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” experiences are scheduled for March 7-12 and March 31-April 5 (Holy Week). For more information, contact our vocation director, Fr. Jeremy Paulin, OMV —  jdpaulinomv@gmail.com or by telephone at 617-869-2429 .

 

A Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Saint Ignatius of Loyola - Time is running out to prepare for this wonderful pilgrimage to the sites from the life of St. Ignatius.  Click “read more” below for more details.

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Feature

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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