What Is a Silent Retreat

What is a Silent Retreat?

Posted by Oblates of the Virgin Mary

In the Bible, we see Jesus seek out time to pray in solitude over and over again. In much the same way, a silent retreat can help you hear the voice of God in your life. But what is a silent retreat? And how do you know if it’s right for you?

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Fr. Jim welcomes the new websites

Servant Leadership In Action

Posted by Gina Lewis, Director of Advancement

“The greatest among you shall be your servant.” — Matthew 23:11

Fr. Jim is Servant Leadership in action. He’ll tell you his job is “just serving my brothers.”

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Ordination of Fr. Paul Nguyen, OMV

Posted by Oblates of the Virgin Mary

Priestly Ordination Video of Fr. Paul Nguyen, OMV With great joy and gratitude to God, the Oblates of the Virgin Mary are pleased to announce the Priestly Ordination of Fr. Paul Nguyen, OMV. Thank you to all those who have helped to make this great day a reality.  Please continue to pray for Fr. Paul…

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Catholicism in the Philippines

Catholicism in the Philippines and the Oblates’ Mission

Posted by Oblates of the Virgin Mary

Every country brings pieces of its own culture to the Catholic faith, and the Philippines is no different. Catholicism in the Philippines carries with it an especially strong devotion to Mary and the saints. Let’s take a brief look at Catholicism in the Philippines today.

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Br. Leland Thorpe, OMV

On The Mountain with God

Posted by Oblates of the Virgin Mary

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?

Posted by Oblates of the Virgin Mary

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

Posted by Oblates of the Virgin Mary

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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