Nowhere in the Oblate world is the face of poverty more vivid than in the faces of the residents of La Morita, Mexico.
Today four Oblate priests and one Oblate brother minister to a parish of 180,000 people crowded into a relatively small area. Many of these good people are trapped by their circumstances. They are weighed down by unbearable poverty, the absence of basic utilities and city services, abandonment, hunger and lack of jobs.
In this setting, the Oblates built a modern medical and dental clinic. They established eight chapel “districts” and formed an outreach committee in each. The Oblates provide adult education, job training, youth ministry and catechesis. For more information please read an overview of our mission in Mexico.
We cannot do this work alone. We need your help. Click here to make a donation so the Missionary Oblates can bring healing and hope to the poor people of La Morita.
Please remember the Oblates and the poor people we serve in your prayers. If you have any prayer needs, I would be honored to pray for your intentions.
Yours in Jesus and Mary Immaculate,
Fr. John Madigan, O.M.I.