Around the Province Archive
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Ash Wednesday and Lent (2/25/2017) - Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1. On Ash Wednesday, we receive ashes on our foreheads as a reminder of our own mortality. Ashes also remind us that we are entering a season of penitence and penance — an important season of preparation as we work our way toward the great celebration of the Easter Triduum. […]
Sponsor/Register Now — the May Gala! (2/17/2017) - That gala is approaching! This is a celebration of our Congregation’s 200th anniversary of our initial founding in Italy and our continued growth throughout the world. We hope you can join us! For complete registration and sponsorship information, click here. God bless!
March for Life 2017! (1/28/2017) - Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. this past Friday for the annual March for Life. The march, which has as its aim to promote and protect all life from the moment of conception until natural death, is held every year on or near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the famous (infamous) […]
Come and See! (1/21/2017) - This weekend several young men are visiting our St. Clement Shrine and Our Lady of Grace Seminary in Boston as they discern a possible vocation to the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. They visit with Oblate priests, walk side-by-side with our seminarians, visit classes and participate in group activities, and even attend a seminar hosted […]
Save the Date! (1/14/2017) - The Oblates of the Virgin Mary are proud to announce that on May 6, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts there will be a gala celebrating our Congregation’s 200th anniversary of our initial founding in Italy and our continued growth throughout the world. So mark you calendars and save the date: May 6, 2017. For more information, […]
FOCUS Seek 2017 (1/7/2017) - The New Year began with quite a celebration — and we are not talking about the many New Year’s Eve parties held across the nation. Instead we are talking about Seek 2017 — a FOCUS conference at which 13,000 (that’s right, 13,000) young people gathered together to learn about their faith and seek out God’s […]
Merry Christmas! (12/24/2016) - This year our Christmas picture reminds us that our Oblates of the Virgin Mary U.S. Province includes our foundations in the Philippines. Pictured here are the novices (wearing shirts) and clerics (wearing habits of white with a black sash) who live and study at our Oblate formation center in Antipolo, Philippines. From all of us […]
Our New Priests: Fr. Algie and Fr. Alex! (12/10/2016) - With great joy we announce the ordination of Fr. Alex Jufel Baldado, OMV and Fr. Algie Flogoso Quintana, OMV. This wonderful ceremony is a momentous occasion, as these are the first OMV priests who have done their entire priestly formation in the Philippines. The ordination took place on Saturday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m. (Friday […]
More Screenings of Nunc Coepi — New Movie on Lanteri (11/26/2016) - “Nunc Coepi — The Life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri” is a new movie on the founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. The title Nunc Coepi (pronounced “Noonk CHAY-pee”) means “Now I Begin” and refers to battling spiritual discouragement. Fr. Lanteri tells us never to give into spiritual discouragement and adds that even if […]
200th Anniversary Celebration for OMVs! (11/21/2016) - Our Congregation, the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, began its life on November 13, 1816. This month we celebrate our 200th Birthday! Oblates from around the world (as well as sisters and lay people) gathered together in northern Italy for a special series of events celebrating this great event. Fr. John Idio, OMV, has put […]
Happy Birthday to Us! (11/6/2016) - This week, the Oblates of the Virgin Mary celebrate their 200th Anniversary. The Congregation’s first founding was in Carignano, Italy on November 13, 1816. Now, two hundred years later, Oblates of the Virgin Mary from around the world are gathering in both Pinerolo and Carignano for festive events which include talks, times of prayer, special […]
New Lanteri Film Showing This Saturday in Boston — for Free! (10/30/2016) - The new film “Nunc Coepi — the Life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri” is being shown at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, November 5, 2016 in the lower level of St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine, 1105 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. The showing of the film, on a special wide screen with professional projection and sound equipment, will be […]
St. Mary’s Oktoberfest! (10/8/2016) - October 7,8, and 9 are the dates for this year’s Oktoberfest at the OMV Parish of St. Mary’s in Alton, IL. One of the largest Oktoberfests in the entire area and a major fundraiser for St. Mary’s, the celebration is an opportunity for fun and fellowship. Oblates of the Virgin Mary who ministered at St. […]
New Seminarians’ Page and Seminarians’ Blog! (10/1/2016) - Our seminarians and back in fine form and have been immersed in the new academic year for one month now. We have four temporarily-professed brothers studying theology, five novices embarking on a very special year of spiritual formation, and three new young men who are just beginning their formation and studying philosophy. They are all […]
OMVs and the Media (9/24/2016) - This week we highlight, once again, our OMVs who live and minister in the Philippines. Over the last few days, social media friends of the OMVs were abuzz with this image of newly-ordained Deacon Alex Jufel Baldado, OMV and Oblate postulants who live in Cebu. They were guests on a radio program called T’awag sa […]
Our Seminarians Say Hello! (9/17/2016) - As we begin another academic year here in the United States, we are reminded that our U.S. Province includes our mission in the Philippines. On September 12, OMVs throughout the world celebrated our Titular Solemnity of the Holy Name of Mary. Our priests and seminarians in the Philippines sent out greetings via Facebook and other […]
OMV Fall Activities (9/10/2016) - Welcome back and we hope you had a great summer. Now that the fall months are upon us, this omvusa.org website is being updated on a regular basis. For our “Around the Province” article this week, we highlight a number of events happening over the next few months. These include a retreat and book signing […]
Diaconate Ordination in the Philippines! (5/14/2016) - We are very happy to announce that two of our our OMV brothers have taken final vows and have been ordained to the diaconate. Deacon Alex Jufel Quilaton Baldado, OMV and Deacon Algie Flogoso Quintana, OMV are the first Oblates of the Virgin Mary to complete all of their formation at our formation centers in […]
“Nunc Coepi” is Coming in November (4/30/2016) - “Nunc Coepi — The Life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri” is an upcoming documentary on the life of the founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. Currently in rough cut form, the film’s official release date is November 13, 2016, which just happens to be the 200th Anniversary of the OMVs initial founding as a […]
This Year’s Dinner is a Success! (4/24/2016) - It is over now, but this year’s Seminarian Scholarship Dinner and Auction was a great success. It was an opportunity for fellowship, honoring commitment, and supporting our seminarians who study in the USA and the Philippines. A deep and heartfelt “thank you” to all of you for you love, prayers, and support!
Scholarship Dinner and Auction! (4/2/2016) - Honor commitment and assist those who are called to serve! We are excited for the twelfth annual Seminarian Scholarship Dinner & Auction, to be held this Saturday in Boston. Registration is now closed, and we ask your prayers for the success of the dinner and for our seminarians to persevere in responding to God’s call […]
Happy Easter! (3/26/2016) - From all of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, we wish you and yours a very Happy and Glorious Easter Sunday and Easter Season! Please do not forget the future of our Congregation and the future of our Church — our OMV seminarians! Support them by participating in our Annual Seminarian Scholarship Dinner and […]
Seminarian Scholarship Dinner and Auction! (3/12/2016) - The 12th Annual Seminarian Scholarship Dinner and Auction takes places on Saturday, April 23. It is the major fundraiser for our seminarians in the USA and in the Philippines. For more information on this important event, and how you can help even if you can’t be there in person, please click on the image above. […]
Seminarians’ Blog and the Scholarship Dinner (3/5/2016) - As we continue to promote our Scholarship Dinner and Auction which gives assistance to our seminarians, why not learn more about these young men by reading the Seminarians’ Blog? It is an interesting and fun way to learn about the day-to-day life of our wonderful seminarians. To read the blog, just click here. For more […]
Seminarian Scholarship Dinner and Auction is Coming Soon! (2/27/2016) - The Seminarian Scholarship Dinner and Auction is an important fundraiser for our seminarians in both the USA and the Philippines. Your support of this important event is an investment in the future of the Church. We hope you can join us in person on April 23! Tickets and sponsorships are now available by clicking on […]
Two New Videos — Nigeria and Philippines! (2/20/2016) - This week we have no less than two new videos to show you. One is an overview of OMV life in the Philippines. The other is a highlight reel from an OMV Perpetual Vows celebration in Nigeria. Both are brand new and both were uploaded this week. Enjoy!
Tweeting Lanteri (2/12/2016) - Do you have a Twitter account? If you do, you might want to check out OMV_USA, the Twitter account of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary (U.S. Province). This year is the 200th Anniversary of our initial founding, and to celebrate this important year we are posting special tweets each day. These tweets consist of […]
New Servers’ Training Video for St. Mary’s in Alton, IL (2/6/2016) - Made as a guide for altar servers on how to serve at Sunday Mass, the new Servers’ Training Video for altar servers at the OMV-staffed parish of St. Mary’s in Alton, IL is the brainchild of Fr. John Luong, OMV and is filmed and edited by Fr. John Wykes, OMV. It features some of the […]
Seminar in Boston – Come and See as Well! (1/30/2016) - This weekend, a very special seminar is taking place at St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine in Boston. This is a seminar presented by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Rules for the Discernment of Spirits. Dozens of people are scheduled to attend this event which includes presentations, question and answer, meals, and times […]
March for Life 2016 (1/22/2016) - At this very hour, hundreds of thousands of people are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life. This great event is a wonderful way to support the sanctity of all human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Among those many thousands of people participating is a group from our […]