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The Honshu-Tokushima District Meeting

The Honshu-Tokushima District Meeting was held at Itami Oblate House on 30th October 2018. The main purpose of this gathering was to pray together as we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the First Rule of our congregation.

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Retreat for Youth

As a Delegation, we inaugurated the Year of Oblate Vocations in December last year with some young men mostly from the mission parishes where the Oblates work. As a follow-up to that, it was suggested that this year we organize … Continue reading

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How do you experience the season of “fall”?

Living for many years in Japan, a country where all four seasons make you experience the beauty in God’s creation, it is not very easy to choose one particular season and call it ‘beautiful’. But recently I feel that I … Continue reading

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Tokyo archbishop puzzled by new seminary for Asia

Tokyo Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi admitted to some confusion after being informed that a new Catholic seminary for Asia will be established in the Japanese capital.

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Japan: Reflection on peace by Archbishop of Nagasaki

At the end of last year, Pope Francis, struck by a picture of a boy standing at a cremation site, gave instructions that copies with his signature and the words ‘The Fruit of War’ should be widely distributed. The photo … Continue reading

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Hiroshima PowerPoint by Bradly Rozairo, OMI

Peace be with you!

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Peace be with you!

From Superior’s Desk by Bradly Rozairo OMI: As the month of August begins I am reminded of the “Ten Days for Peace” in Japan. The late Pope St. John Paul II announced the “Appeal for Peace” in February 1981 at … Continue reading

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Assumption nuns’ first Asian head focuses on marginalized

Assumption nun Rekha Chennattu, the first Asian elected to head the global Paris-based congregation, says her priority will be to serve people on the margins of society.

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Once hidden, the history of Japanese Christianity gains UN recognition

Places of major importance for Japanese Christianity, including the Nagasaki basilica commemorating 26 Catholic martyrs, have been selected as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Japanese bishops: Vatican mindset doesn’t fit Asian church

Japan’s bishops have publicly responded to a Vatican survey of global Catholics’ views on family issues, stating bluntly that church teachings are not known in their country and the Vatican’s Europe-centric view hampers efforts at evangelization in places where Catholics … Continue reading

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