“Angels of the Lord, Bless the Lord…”

Posted by Oblates of the Virgin Mary

Rafael, in Hebrew, means God has healed. And so I began my personal Christian history with a Judeo-Christian name that has attached to it so much of God’s goodness and mercy. Today, our world cries out for such goodness and mercy. Where do we go for it? How do we obtain it? Is it real? Hear and understand!

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Br. Paul

My Pastoral Year – on Retreat

Posted by Oblates of the Virgin Mary

My pastoral year in retreat ministry is like a retreat in itself! The small community is a joyful novelty, and reveals another facet of religious life, challenging what I had grown accustomed to in the larger seminary community and presenting new delights and challenges. And the Lord is powerfully at work.

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Books on a desk

Let’s Look Back…

Posted by Oblates of the Virgin Mary

The past few days, my fellow seminarians and I have relaxed after the crush of finals. You know that school is over when the window sill in the classroom is full of returned textbooks. To celebrate on Friday, many of us saw the movie “Captain America: Civil War” and our friend Alex treated us to milkshakes.

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Divine Mercy

“I will consider how Our Lord looks upon me…”

Posted by Oblates of the Virgin Mary

Authored by Leland Thorpe A friend recently asked me what keeps me going as a seminarian and as a convert. I don’t think I’m ruining any large secret when I admit here that it’s not always easy to be a seminarian. We’ve given up a career and a family. Someone else tells us when to…

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