Br. Leland Thorpe, OMV

On The Mountain with God

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authored by Br. Leland Thorpe, OMV Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them. – Mark 9:2 The first time that I saw the Alps, I was floored. We had arrived at our hotel in Lucerne on a foggy evening, after…

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Mary, Did You Know?

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This article began as a response to a discussion that recurs every year around this time… the debate over the orthodoxy or heterodoxy of the popular song Mary, Did You Know?. I figured I would weigh in on this song that I have come to love. Here is a spectacular performance of it: Several objections…

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Br. Leland Thorpe, OMV

Treasure of God’s Heart

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This post is adapted from an exegetical reflection on the first reading for the Feast of the Sacred Heart by Br. Leland Thorpe. Ever since the Oblates of the Virgin Mary were consecrated as a Congregation to the Sacred Heart in 1873, this feast day has had a special prominence in the Congregation’s life and…

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Nothing if not You, Lord

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Authored by Jay-Ar San Juan There is a beautiful story of when St. Thomas Aquinas was writing his treatise on the Eucharist for the Summa Theologiae. The story goes that he was very dissatisfied with it; he believed that his work did not do justice for the great mystery of the Eucharist. He was later…

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Fr. Jim welcomes the new websites

Welcome To The New Websites

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One of Venerable Lanteri’s most well known phrases is nunc coepi, which means “begin again.” In the spirit of this beginning again, Fr. Jim Walther, O.M.V is very happy to announce that the Oblates have launched 7 new websites.

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