Category Archives: Superior’s Desk

The Hidden side of the Olympics

Brad Rozairo, OMI – A big city can become the centre of the world by hosting a mega-event like the Olympics by showcasing its modern technology, supertall buildings, eco-friendly environment etc. but it does not get to decide how it … Continue reading

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Prayer For Peace

Brad Rozairo OMI — “Protecting All Life Makes Peace” is the theme for this year’s “TEN DAYS OF PRAYER FOR PEACE” which is annually being observed in Japan from August 6 ~ August 15. This initiative was taken by the … Continue reading

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Rituals or Spirituality?

Brad Rozairo, OMI – During this time of the pandemic, those involved in parish ministry begin to ask, what is going to be the future of our churches? When the state of emergency is imposed, the churches stop celebrating masses and other … Continue reading

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Lent and Pandemic

Brad Rozairo, OMI – Last year, the season of Lent arrived with lockdown and imposed severe disciplines on everyone. Compared to some countries although the lockdown in Japan was not very strict, meetings and gatherings were cancelled, ‘work from home’ order came into … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflection Guide 2021: Brothers and Sisters All

Dear Brothers,This is to share with you the Lenten Reflection Guide 2021 & 2 medicines from Pope Francis! May our time of Lent and the joy of Easter open us to the intentional love of God through the experience of Jesus … Continue reading

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Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2021

The following is the text of the Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2021, entitled: “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem “ (Mt 20: 18). Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love:

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Refugees are not just people

Brad Rozairo, OMI – A refugee from Burundi who was a chemistry student escaped violence and political stability in his home country and ended up at a refugee camp in Kenya. Five years ago, he started making soap in the refugee … Continue reading

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Christmas online gathering: December 28, 2020

Brad Rozairo, OMI – Covid-19 has made us turn to social media for some of our Delegation gatherings. So far using ZOOM software, we have had council meetings, a 90th birthday celebration for Fr. John Iwo, a prayer service on … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2020

Dear Brothers, The year 2020 saw an unexpected visitor entering this world and getting hold of everything, and even to this day continues to manipulate humanity and the planet. During this year, either we saw on the television or read … Continue reading

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YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH: 2020.12.08 ~ 2021.12.08

Bradly Rozairo OMI – Joseph did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him…(Mt.1:24) We often speak about Mary and preach on her response to God at the annunciation. I think the “Year of St. Joseph” invites us to reflect on … Continue reading

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Protect All Life Month

Bradly Rozairo OMI – In order to respond to the message of Pope Francis when he visited Japan in November 2019, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan has introduced “Protect all life month”: September 1 – October 4, every year starting from 2020.

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TEN DAYS FOR PEACE AND CALL FOR A WORLD FREE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Bradly Rozairo OMI – The late Pope St. John Paul II announced the “Appeal for Peace” in February 1981 at the Peace Memorial Park of Hiroshima with these words, “War is the work of man. War is destruction of human life. War is death…To … Continue reading

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