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Fr. Darrell at an Eco-MissionThe Eco-Missions Project is no longer active, but was a wonderful ministry led by Fr. Darrell Rupiper, OMI. Fr. Rupiper passed away suddenly in February 2009 from cancer.

Learn more about the ecological awareness ministry of the Oblates.


Oblate Ecological Initiative
4300 Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL 62035



“We will not be moved to save that which we do not love.”

This was the premise of the Oblate Eco-Missions, which were two-week-long spiritual experiences and conscious raising events in parishes. The groups formed have become springboards for action to protect the environment.

Over a two-week period, parishioner-participants were led to become more deeply aware that “Heaven and Earth are full of God’s Glory!” The workshops were designed to nourish a sense of awe, wonder, reverence and gratitude for God’s creation.

What was given to us as a paradise – a veritable wonderland – is quickly being turned into a wasteland. We need to counter this by developing a reverence for creation.

In a moving ceremony for people, the story of the unfolding universe, as revealed by science, was taught and made into ritual.

Learn more about Eco-Missions…

‘Eco-Missions’ was a project of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in coordination with the:

Oblate Ecological Initiative
4300 Levis Lane
Godfrey, IL 62035

La Vista Ecological Learning Center

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