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'The Nazarene'

Published on 13th June 2011.
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´The Nazarene´, a Ruan Magan film, is the story of the extraordinary life and work of Fr Charlie Burrows, an Oblate missionary in Indonesia.
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Getting children back to school in Haiti

Published on 24th December 2010.
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Among Haiti’s poorest are children employed as servants in the homes of rich families. These latter day Cinderellas are treated abominably and often go hungry. Haitian Oblate, Fr Laudi saw a way of helping them...
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Maternity Unit for DRC

Published on 24th December 2010.
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Yaoleka is a forest village located at the centre of the Opala group of villages in the Eastern Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. People here urgently need basic healthcare facilities, including a maternity unit. The effects of war and poor governance are evident in the present war-damaged, crumbling health centre and the complete absence of maternity care. Mother and infant mortality rates are extremely high even by DRC standards. Against this background, the diocese of Isangi has asked the Oblates to take on responsibility for developing basic healthcare facilities in the region.
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Fridge-freezer to Madagascar

Published on 24th December 2010.
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Thanks to a grant of €10,200 which we obtained through Misean Cara and the balance of €3400 coming from the Polish Mission Development Office, the people of Masomeloka will have their new fridge-freezer within the next few weeks. This will be used to preserve medicines and the all-important TB vaccine
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Three deaths in two years

Published on 22nd December 2010.
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The past two years have seen the deaths of three Irish Oblate missionaries in South Africa. Fr Brian Ievers (67) died suddenly in September ‘09 at his mission in Botshabelo Township, Free State. A natural leader, Brian was a tower of strength during the apartheid years, and a gifted priest and community leader who is greatly missed.
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