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Fr. Tom Singer, O.M.I.
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
At least that’s what I’m saying here in Belleville. As we prepare for Christmas, all I can think about is snow. For some people, snow means difficult driving and lots of shoveling, but to me snow is so beautiful and fresh. A heavy blanket of snowfall covering the earth is so purifying – the miles of
pristine white glittering in the sun is truly a wonder to me. A dusting of snow adds to the wonder of the Way of Lights! Every year the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows depicts the true meaning of Christmas with a light display honoring the birth of Jesus. The thousands of lights are an amazing sight!
What’s even more amazing is the Oblates’ dedication to the needy around the world. This issue brings you an update on our ministry in Haiti. The elderly there are completely overlooked and are desperate for our help.
Bro. Sydney Musonda,O.M.I., is another dedicated Oblate. Bro. Sydney made
his first vows just over a year ago and was featured in our July - August 2005 issue. Last summer, Bro. Sydney served on the Native American reservation in Sisseton, South Dakota, where he learned that, despite being from another country, he can personally relate to the Native Americans.
Enjoy this issue of Oblates, and I hope and pray you stay safe and warm this winter!
Gratefully in the Lord,
Father Tom Singer,O.M.I.