The website of the Oblate Mission Development Office
Featured Project: Potable water projects for drought-stricken communities in Banaye and Klero
Villages in Northern Cameroon where it is increasingly difficult to find fresh water. Children, in particular, suffer from water-borne diseases.
Projects that make a difference
Welcome to oblatemissions.ie, the website of the Dublin-based Oblate Mission Development Office (MDO). For more than 100 years the Anglo-Irish Oblate province sent missionaries out from here to countries in Asia, to Australia, South Africa, northern Canada, the United States and Brazil. The days when young priests were sent from here to the ‘foreign missions’ may be over, but our links with the developing world are still very much alive.
Projects we support
Potable water projects for drought-stricken communities in Banaye and Klero —
villages in Northern Cameroon where it is increasingly difficult to find fresh water. Children, in particular, suffer from water-borne diseases. Banaye’s ethnic Christian community is under constant threat from Islamic extremists.
Up-to-date medical laboratory equipment for a new laboratory at Seboche Mission Hospital, Lesotho —
bringing quality medical care to poor rural communities in a country where 1 in every 4 people is living with HIV.
Research to gather data needed to guide the future development of services for children with multiple special-needs in the catchment area of Ferrando Resource Centre for Children with Multiple Special Needs, Lesotho.
It will seek to quantify, in particular, both current and projected numbers for children requiring 5-day residential accommodation at the Centre, and the number who would benefit from Early Intervention services.
Medical school fees and expenses for a young Oblate brother in Democratic Republic of Congo, now in his 4th year of medical studies.
It is envisaged that he and others will go on to provide quality medical care to poor communities in a remote region of this vast country.
The development of sustainable, climate change resilient rice-farming at the remote coastal village of Bantarsari, Java, Indonesia.
The project will reclaim an initial 150 hectares as productive rice fields, providing livelihoods for 150 subsistence farm families. A further 300 hectares will be added over the following years. Retaining mud on land will also reduce its damaging impact on fish hatcheries and mangrove, thus further increasing food security in the wider region.
A memorial museum to honour the witness of Ukraine’s Christian Martyrs
A memorial museum to honour the witness of Ukraine’s Christian Martyrs throughout the 1920s and ’30s, when spiritual and cultural genocide was quickly followed by torture and killings on an epic scale as the Communists began building their ‘paradise on earth’.
“The martyrs open the eyes of the living, reminding us that a man, putting himself in the place of God, creates a system of power taken out of hell.”
(Bishop Leon Dubravsky, speaking at the opening ceremony, 1 September 2018.)
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Dublin 8, Ireland.
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