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How Do Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Right to Life March Fit In? January 17th, 2020

Three Examples of Oblate Ecumenism during the Jan. 18-25, 2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

How Do Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Right to Life March Fit In?

by Harry Winter, O.M.I.

Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX

Oblate School of Theology’s commitment to Christian Unity continues to grow.  On Jan. 24, at 7 pm, the Sankofa Institute (for African American Pastoral Leadership) will lead a Christian Unity Service.  The guest preacher will be Dr. Jerry W. Dailey, from Macedonia Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX.

White Earth, MN

Although there will be no explicit actions for ecumenism in our six parishes of White Earth during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, due to the temporary absence of the Protestant minister who works with the Oblates, there continues to be great ecumenical activity. During last November, the Ojibwa community in Waubun held an autumn feast and fun day.  United Church of Christ Pastor Anna Larson and Fr. John Cox, O.M.I. offered craft activities for the children.

When the Oblate national administration met at White Earth from Sept. 16-19,  2019, they saw that some of our main programs providing assistance (educational, social welfare, drug rehabilitation, employment opportunities and job training) require input from all the Christian Churches on the reservation.  No one Church has the resources alone.  Read the full article at


Lenten Reflections Written by Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI March 2nd, 2017

Daily Lenten Reflections
written by Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI
Reposted from 

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Where You Bank Matters April 20th, 2016

Where You Bank Matters, by Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI

In collaboration with the Socially Responsible Investment Coalition (SRIC), ICCR sponsored an informative and engaging roundtable on sustainable banking at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio on April 6th. The idea for the roundtable was part of the vision and mission of the ICCR financial services caucus and was realized when the group found an accomplished and energetic partner in the Global Alliance for Banking on Values.

Read the full article here.

Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI, Moderates Sustainable Banking Rountable at Oblate School of Theology April 7th, 2016


From L to R: Josh Inner, CEO ICCR, Anna Falkenberg, ED SRIC, Rev Seamus P. Finn OMI OIP Trust, Vincent Siciliano, CEO New Resource Bank, Laurie Spengler, President & CEO Enclude, Darrin L. Williams, CEO Southern Bancorp, Jan Pierce, Enclude

On April 6 the OIP Trust joined with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility , the Socially Responsible Investing Coalition of San Antonio and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values to sponsor a roundtable on Sustainable Banking. The event was moderated by Rev. Seamus Finn, OMI, and took place at the Whitley Theological Center at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX.

The roundtable brought together local bankers, faith consistent investors, academics and asset managers. The panelists helped to identify and demonstrate models of sustainable banking that are consistent with the kinds of banks that Pope Francis continues to call for as he calls the global community to the creation of a Capitalism 2.0 that offers needed services to all especially the poor and marginalized and places a much higher priority on “care for our common home”.

Missionary Oblates join other faith leaders in open letter to Donald Trump December 11th, 2015

Upon the recommendation of the Oblate JPIC office, Provincial of the U.S. Missionary Oblates Province, Fr. William Antone, OMI endorsed a letter by faith leaders addressed to Mr. Donald Trump concerning comments about Muslims.

The Oblate School of Theology (OST) Executive Committee in San Antonio TX has also endorsed the letter.

Visit OST’s website to see the endorsement.

Open letter from faith leaders to Donald Trump

As leaders in America’s faith community, our institutions do not engage in partisan politics. We do, however, speak to important moral and ethical issues facing our nation.

In this spirit, we write to express in the strongest possible terms our deep disappointment and even disgust with the proposal made by you to stop allowing Muslims to enter the United States.

Our faith traditions demand that we extend a welcoming hand to those in need. America is an immigrant nation. We know that many have come to our country, and continue to do so, seeking religious freedom and an end to persecution…..

Read the faith leaders letter to Mr Donald Trump……

OST Students Minister to the Homeless at Haven for Hope April 22nd, 2010

Oblate Students at Haven for Hope

OST Students at Haven for Hope with Patti Radle, Oblate JPIC Committee member and Haven for Hope Board Vice-Chair

Students from the Oblate School of Theology are taking an active part in the spiritual services on the campus of the Haven for Hope, a non-profit, 22 acre campus in San Antonio, Texas with comprehensive services for the homeless.

On April 26th, after four years of planning and construction, the Haven for Hope will open its doors, hoping to serve as a national-model of opportunities for human transformation.

Read a short article on this partnership sent by Patti Radle, OMI JPIC Committee member and vice-chair of the Haven for Hope Board of Directors (Download PDF)

Learn more about Haven for Hope on their website

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