The Oblate world had the opportunity to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the heavenly birth of the Founder, Saint Eugene de Mazenod during the year 2011 -2012. This memorable event has given rise to number of meaningful gatherings in the Oblate
Nallur Swami Gnana Prakasar OMI (1875-1947) played a defining role in the Revival and Expansion of Catholicism in Jaffna in the first quarter of the twentieth century. While the Revivial had started already in the latter half of the nineteenth century, the movement of Expansion spearheaded by Swami Gnana Pragasar reached its peak in the second and third decades of the last century.
Omijaffna.com learns that Fr. Stany Antony OMI, is about to make a trip to Ireland to take part in the Eucharistic Conference in the month of June 2012. Recently Father Stany Antony has been appointed Superior of the Preaching band of the Jaffna Province. He is a Professor of Theology at St. Francis Xavier’s Seminary, Jaffna and a visiting lecturer at Tamil Theologate of Jaffna Diocese.
The Juniorate Rector, Rev. Fr. S. Anpurasa OMI, says that Seven (7) Juniorists have successfully got through the Major Seminary entrance examination. We wish them well in their seminary training.
Rev. of Fr. P.P.Philip OMI, completes his 50 years 0f service in Priestly Ministry. He was the former Provincial of the Jaffna Province. He has been a successful missionary in different ministries in various places. He was a missionary in India and in South Africa, especially in the field of spiritual animation for Priests, Nuns and Seminarians.