Category Archives: Superior’s Desk

Meeting with Bishop J. M. ABELLA

Dear Brothers, God wants us to break away from our ‘comfort zone’ and step out in faith to do what He thinks is best for us. Are we ready to take up this challenge?

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It is not just about migrants. It’s also about our fears…

At the request of various bishops’ conferences, Pope Francis has changed the date of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees to the last Sunday of September. The World Day for Migrants and Refugees will be held this Sunday, September … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Missionary Month (EMM): October 2019

Dear Brothers, Hundred years ago, Pope Benedict XV released the encyclical Maximum Illud, which called on Catholics to bring the Good News to all peoples (Missio Ad Gentes). To commemorate this anniversary, Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be … Continue reading

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Season of Creation (Sept. 1 ~ Oct. 4, 2019)

(from Brad Rozairo OMI)  What is the Season of Creation? http://seasonofcreation.org/. The season, which runs yearly between September 1 and October 4 (the feast of St. Francis of Assisi) is that of the year when we renew our commitment to pray … Continue reading

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Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Dear Brothers, Every year, August 6 and 9 are two very important days to think about the deep meaning of peace. Many from all over the world visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki to pray and to experience the importance of peace. … Continue reading

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Fukushima study tour

In early June, ten of us from Osaka went on a study tour to Fukushima. It is more than eight years since the nuclear accident at the Fukushima power station in Japan. This has forced the radiation to evacuate tens … Continue reading

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Memorial Service in Osaka

The Sri Lankan community living in the Kansai region of Japan came together on April 28th to remember and pray for the victims and the injured in the terror attacks that took place on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. The … Continue reading

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Letter of the Superior General at the closure of the “Year of Oblate Vocations” 

Dear Brother Oblates, and all our Brothers and Sisters who live the Oblate Charism. We celebrate, on this feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, the 203rd anniversary of the foundation of our Congregation. We are concluding the Congregation-wide “Year … 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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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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