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THE DAILY REFLECTIONS WILL RESUME ON A REGULAR BASIS ON AUGUST 1

The work and activities linked with the end of the academic year at Oblate School of Theology and the Borzaga House of Formation turned out to be more demanding and time-consuming than I had anticipated. During the coming months I … Continue reading

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SURVIVAL PAUSE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS

I have been fully involved in the organization of the USA OMI Convocation, which ended yesterday with a beautiful celebration of the Mazenodian Family. Now, the end of the academic year activities have started at Oblate School of Theology – … Continue reading

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EASTER: SILENT LISTENING FLOWS FROM AND LEADS TO A DEEP LOVE

The disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord.’ At these words ‘It is the Lord’, Simon Peter, who had practically nothing on, wrapped his cloak round him and jumped into the water. The other disciples came on … Continue reading

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EASTER: THE INVITATION TO DEVELOP A LISTENING HEART

They were still talking about all this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’   … He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘So you see how … Continue reading

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EASTER WITH THE WORD OF GOD – MAY OUR HEARTS BURN WITHIN US

Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us? (Luke 24,32) The downcast disciples returning to Emmaus had lost all sense of purpose. The one they had pinned … Continue reading

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 LET US MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO PROCLAIM “I HAVE SEEN THE RISEN LORD”

“Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!’ And she told them that he had said these things to her.” John 20,18 Mary Magdalene was the first to recognize that Jesus was risen and … Continue reading

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OUR RISEN LORD INVITES US TO A SPIRIT OF RECOLLECTION

“Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers that they must leave for Galilee; they will see me there.” (Matthew 28, 10) The Risen Jesus tells the disciples to go back to Galilee: “They will see me there.” Galilee … Continue reading

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ORAISON: JOIN THE MAZENODIAN FAMILY IN PRAYER TODAY

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EASTER: TO RECOGNIZE AND ANNOUNCE THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION

Through the eyes of our crucified Saviour we see the world which he redeemed with his blood, desiring that those in whom he continues to suffer will know also the power of his resurrection (cf. Phil 3: 10). OMI Constitutions … Continue reading

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HOLY SATURDAY: WE FEEL CLOSE TO HER WHO IS THE MOTHER OF MERCY

In her, we recognize the model of the Church’s faith and of our own. 
 We shall always look on her as our mother. In the joys and sorrows of our missionary life, we feel close to her who is … Continue reading

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