Online Course on Spiritual Direction

The above course was organized by the AORC for the OMI Priests of Asia-Oceana Provinces in the month of June from the 21st to 26th. This was facilitated by PRERANA

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The launching of the Oblate Liturgical Book:

The Oblate Liturgical Book in Tamil was launched on the 5th of August, 2021 at Thodarpaham. Rev. Fr. S. James Surenthirarajah, OMI, who holds a Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy, with

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The Initiation and the first Profession of Vows

Three candidates from the Province of Jaffna were initiated into Novitiate on the 21st of August, 2021. They are: J. Dishon Assician Vaz, P. Jude Prasanth and Mariyanayagam Rajmathushan. Fr.

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Historical advent of Oblates into St. Michael’s College, Batticaloa

On the 20thof August, 2021, Rev. Fr. Lebourn Suthan, OMI, was given obedience to St.Michael’s College, Batticaloa. This day has turned out to be of historical importance, as the Oblates

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CODEX HISTORICUS OF INITIAL FORMATION – From Rome

We, the scholastics from Rome, are really blessed and cherished in being in the Community which is obviously coloured and flavoured with multi-nationality. This energized us really to move forward

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CODEX HISTORICUS OF INITIAL FORMATION – From Australia

Living in Australia means encountering many opportunities. It is a young, multicultural and open country with an ever-growing economy. It is a country where people from all over the world

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CODEX HISTORICUS OF INITIAL FORMATION – From the Philippines

When I landed in Manila, Philippines back in July 2019, I felt as if my heart would burst, both from excitement and nervousness. For the first time I went out

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CODEX HISTORICUS OF INITIAL FORMATION – From the Scholasticate, Jaffna

“The years in the Scholasticate give the required training and education to those who to prepare for priesthood. They will cultivate those skills needed for an effective ministry of the

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CODEX HISTORICUS OF INITIAL FORMATION – From the Scholasticate, Kandy

Academic and cultural involvement We are new to this reality at the beginning. So much so we are all involved seriously in our studies as our priority. Our participation in

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CODEX HISTORICUS OF INITIAL FORMATION – From the Novitiate

Our heart is truly filled with inexplicable joy of love when we look back on the nostalgic memories of our experiences during the last nine months at this wonder place

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CODEX HISTORICUS OF INITIAL FORMATION – From Pre-Novitiate

Through the guidance of our shepherd Lord Jesus Christ, after completing the first step of our formation in our Juniorate, we came to another “Gethsemane” to spend six months with

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CODEX HISTORICUS OF INITIAL FORMATION – News from the Juniorate

As our country experiences a continuous lockdown, it affects our daily routine and our programmes. This situation does not pave the way to organize ourselves, because, we do not know

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Life @ OMI – Diamond Jubilee Bells Ring (An Interview with Rev. Fr. Daniel, OMI)

Rev. Fr. Francis Daniel, OMI is a pioneer in the Oblate Province of Jaffna. He has etched his history as an Oblate who celebrates sixty years in his Religious Profession.

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The Remembrance that never ends…

18th of May marks the commemoration of the victims of the Sri Lankan civil war, commonly known as “Mullivaikal Remembrance”. It was back then in 2009 when the armed conflict

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The felt need of the hour

Oblate Province of Jaffna felt the immediate need of the three boxes of Power Sprayers to the Teaching Hospital in Jaffna. This is being used to spray sanitizer to prevent

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Life @ OMI – Soil & Soul – Lie Along With Nature (An Interview with Fr. E. Godfrey Joel, OMI)

Nature also is designed to be what we create. It gains shape to what we perceive or want it to be. There are merits and demerits since it can lead

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“Blood is life; so care and share”

A Blood donation Campaign was organized by the Oblate Youth Empowerment Centre (OYEC) Gnanatheepam on the 2nd of May 2021. At 9.00 am Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial

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DMC meets…

A meeting was organized under the leadership of Fr. Jenis, OMI, the Coordinator of the De Mazenod Campus. This meeting was convened so as to discus and evaluate the classes

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Oblate District meetings

Jaffna.. The Oblates who serve in the Oblate district of Jaffna gathered at Nambikkai Illam on the 18th of March, 2021 for their monthly meeting. There were two special items

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Programmes conducted by Center for Peace and Reconciliation (CPR)

International Women’s Day was celebrated by CPR in Anpaham, Mulankavil. The women who participated are from Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Mullaithivu, Mannar and Vavuniya districts. The chief guest was Very Rev. Fr.

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SONS OF DE MAZENOD

The name “Sons of De Mazenod” was born from the heart of Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial Superior. He said that we all share the same Charism in

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Opening of the Pre-School

A newly built Pre-School was opened by Very Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial Superior on the 21st of April, 2021 at Anpaham, Mulankavil. Sincere thanks go to the

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Congratulation

Rev. Fr. Joseph Raj Claier OMI, having completed his Postgraduate Diploma in “Conflict and Peace Studies” in the University of Colombo, successfully completed the Masters in the same field. All

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Arrivederci e buonviaggio a Roma

Rev. Fr. Raj Claier, OMI, Bro. Ajanthan, OMI and Bro. Vimal, OMI received a unique opportunity to pursue their studies in Rome. Of course, Rome is an “Eternal City”; the

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Provincial’s Visit

Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, the Provincial met the Scholastics at De Mazenod Scholasticate, Jaffna and Kandy and had an individual one-to-one talk with them. Personal journey with the individual should

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AORC – 01st of March -5th of March, 2021 Zoom Conference held in Colombo

The AORC was hosted this time by the Oblate province of Colombo, and it was held from Mar. 01 to 05, 2021 at the Provincialate of Colombo. With the ongoing

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Perpetual Profession and the Diaconate

Bros. Don Bosco John Jenybert Croos, OMI, Jesuthasan Amirtharaj, OMI, Sebamalai Roystan, OMI, Francis Manokaran Piragash Nijanthan, OMI, Velichore Volantine Morris, OMI, and Arasaratnam Danistan, OMI, made their Perpetual Profession

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REPORTS from the HOSPITAL

We, the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Catholic Committee organized the Lenten Pilgrimage to Chaddy for the Hospital working staff and the Volunteers on 6th and 13th of March. They meaningfully participated

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Initiation

Eleven Juniorists were initiated into the Pre-Novitiate on the 02nd of February, 2021 at Gnanodhayam. The Eucharist was presided by Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial Superior. In his

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Juniorate

There was a courtesy visit of Fr. Provincial to Juniorate on the 26th of January, 2021. He was welcomed by Rev. Fr. Amalathas, OMI, the new Rector, Fr. Daniel, OMI

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MAMI Gathering

Under the guidance of Very Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial Superior, the MAMI members were gathered together at Gnanodhayam on the 2nd of February. Rev. Fr. Wenceslaus, OMI

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Papal Approbation of the Congregation

The Anniversary of the Papal Approbation of the Congregation was celebrated on the 16th of February, 2021 at the Provincialate, Thodarpaham. It was an immense joy of St. Eugene, the

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Nomination

Very Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI, the Provincial Superior of the Province of Jaffna, has been nominated by the Bishop Conference in Sri Lanka (CBCSL) to serve as a member

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ANNIVERSARY OF THE PAPAL APPROBATION OF THE CONGREGATION 16-02-2021

Dear Fathers and Brothers, We are proudly celebrating the 195th Anniversary of the approval of the Constitutions and Rules of our Congregation on the 17th of February. (This year the

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New Provincial Treasurer

Rev. Fr. Francis Liguori Nicholas Croos, OMI has been appointed the Provincial Treasurer for a first term. Fr. F.L.N. Croos had been serving as Parish Priests in the dioceses of

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New Councillors

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Godfrey Joel, OMI, Rev. Fr. A. Francis Loshington, OMI, Rev. Fr. Saveri Jeyarajan Coonghe, OMI, Rev. Fr. Alfred Vijayakamalan Alfred, OMI, and Rev. Fr. James Alphonse Alphen

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The Installation of the New Provincial

Very Rev. Fr. Eugene Benedict, OMI was elected as the Provincial Superior of the Oblate Province of Jaffna, on the 15th of May, 2020 by Most Rev. Fr. Louis Lougen,

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Lux Aeterna

Late Bishop Victor Gnanapragasam, OMI A Tribute to the late His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Victor Gnanapiragasam, OMI, who is a long-time colleague, companion and friend of S.M. Selvaratnam, OMI

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St. Eugene de Mazenod Home, Batticaloa

St. Eugene de Mazenod Home is a newly erected home in Batticaloa. It is blessed and opened by Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponniah, the Bishop of Batticaloa on the 4th

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Pope Francis: Ministries of lector and acolyte to be open to women

Pope Francis changes the Code of Canon Law to institutionalize what is already allowed in practice: the access of lay women to the service of the Word and the Altar.

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Upcoming Events….

14th January, 2021: Young Oblates Gathering 16th January, 2021: Animation for specialized ministries 23rd January, 2021: Animation with Oblate Government Teachers 24th January, 2021: Meeting on Initial Formation with Vocation

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Installation of Fr. Eugene Benedict OMI, as the Provincial Superior, at Thodarpaham.

CCRR 100: ‘The Provincial Superior is called to the service of authority. His responsibilities embrace both the specific mission of the Congregation within the Province and the religious apostolic life

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The Oblate response to coronavirus – Fr. Louis Lougen, OMI

Greetings to all of you my brother Oblates and to the members of our Oblate family. I am here in Brazil in visitation and the Oblates here, also send their

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Oblates 1-5 Years of Priesthood

The Young Oblate gathering was held on November 26, 2019 at Annai Illam, Kilinochchi. Fr. Aloysius Roy, OMI was the resource person who shared his 33 years of Oblate missionary

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