Monthly Archives: April 2016

THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: THE UNCHANGING BLUEPRINT FOR APOSTOLIC MISSIONARY LIFE

The community of the Apostles with Jesus is the model of our life. Our Lord grouped the Twelve around him to be his companions and to be sent out as his messengers (cf. Mk 3:14). CC&RR, Constitution 3 From the … Continue reading

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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: COMMUNITY AS A BY-PRODUCT OF COMMITMENT AND STRUGGLE

The community of the Apostles with Jesus is the model of our life. Our Lord grouped the Twelve around him to be his companions and to be sent out as his messengers (cf. Mk 3:14). The call and the presence … Continue reading

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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: THE WORLD IS CROWDED WITH GOD

The community of the Apostles with Jesus is the model of our life. Our Lord grouped the Twelve around him to be his companions and to be sent out as his messengers (cf. Mk 3:14). The call and the presence … Continue reading

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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: THE COMPASS OF PERSONAL ENCOUNTER

The community of the Apostles with Jesus is the model of our life. Our Lord grouped the Twelve around him to be his companions and to be sent out as his messengers (cf. Mk 3:14). The call and the presence … Continue reading

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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: KNOWING AND SHARING THE JOY OF GOD

The central focus of Eugene’s life was his passionate relationship with Jesus the Savior, whose liberating presence he had experienced one Good Friday, and who remained with him throughout his life. His vision was constantly “through the eyes of his … Continue reading

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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: BROUGHT TOGETHER BY A SENSE OF WONDER AT HIS CALL AND PRESENCE

In my childhood catechism lessons, before the Vatican Council took effect, Sister M. hammered into us that the call of the disciples was all about the vocation to be a “priest, brother or sister” – and that the best possible … Continue reading

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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: A CLEAR AND UNWAVERING FOCUS ON THE SAVIOR AND HIS MISSION

We are called by the Savior to dedicate our lives – each according to their particular situation – to being His co-workers as proclaimers of the Good News of salvation to the most abandoned. The first two constitutions of our … Continue reading

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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: COMPANIONS IN OBLATION – PAUL THOJ XYOOJ, HMONG CATECHIST AND MARTYR

We strive to reproduce in ourselves the pattern of his life. Thus, we give ourselves to the Father in obedience even unto death and dedicate ourselves to God’s people in unselfish love. Our apostolic zeal is sustained by the unreserved gift … Continue reading

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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: IN A NEWLY ORDAINED BISHOP, WHO HAS ALWAYS HAD A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS HEART FOR THE MOST ABANDONED

On Sunday a Peruvian Oblate was ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of Huancayo, Peru – a city in the Andes at 3,271 meters above sea level. Bishop Carlos Alberto Salcedo has served in various parishes in Peru. He has also been … Continue reading

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THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: COMPANIONS IN OBLATION – BLESSED CÁNDIDO CASTÁN SAN JOSÉ AND THE FIRST GROUP OF SPANISH OBLATE MARTYRS

Together with the group of 22 Spanish Oblates martyrs beatified was one layman. Cándido Castán San José, born in 1894, was married with two children and lived in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, where the Oblate scholasticate was. Employed in the … Continue reading

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