Around the Province
It is the beginning of summer. Our seminarians have packed their bags and have headed home for vacation. Our priests and brothers are busy with summer apostolates, mission appeals, and retreats.
As if he didn’t have enough to do, Fr. Tim Gallagher, OMV, spiritual director, retreat master, and author, gave a week-long “service course” at the island of Malta. Though Fr. Tim is very well-traveled, this is his first visit to the island nation. The first three days of the course was for diocesan clergy while the last evening was open to the public. According to Fr. Tim, the event went well and Fr. Tim relished the opportunity to get to know the priests and people of Malta. For more images and an article, click here. God bless and have a great week.
05.25.2013-is the latest update.
New Biography of Fr. Lanteri is Coming in the Fall- See “Feature” (middle of home page) for more information.
Ann Arbor, MI – Many retreats given by Fr. Dennis Brown, OMV throughout the year. Select “read more” for more information.
Milton, MA – St. Joseph Retreat House in Milton, MA is staffed by the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. Select “read more” for more information.
New Bio of Venerable Lanteri Coming Soon!
Begin Again: The Life and Spiritual Legacy of Bruno Lanteri
Forthcoming: Crossroad, 2013
In this biography of the Venerable Bruno Lanteri (1759-1830), founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, Fr. Gallagher tells the story of a man who served God and the Church courageously in times of persecution, ready to pay the price. Ven. Lanteri’s lifelong struggles with health, his dedicated service to priests, religious, and laity that rendered him “the man of a hundred tongues and a hundred arms,” his love for the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, his deep prayer, his struggles to overcome his limitations, his enduring quest for holiness, his message of God’s mercy to the disheartened, and his invitation to begin again in times of failure, are detailed here. This book is for all who seek inspiration in living their faith amid the vicissitudes and struggles of daily life.
“A man who sought always to remain the background is brought forward in this book so that all can begin again to discover his virtues and appreciate his influence today.”–Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicagoread more