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Seminary Residence Campaign

Seminary Residence Campaign

July 27, 2017 Here is the end-of-the-month progress at the Vance Seminarian Homes. We finally see some good progress on the two buildings in the back, although the three in the front are nearly done. I see that the workers still have a lot going on, but I’m sure it won’t be long before we […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Oblate Ministry

Celebrating 50 Years of Oblate Ministry

Over the past 50 years, there have been a lot of different titles in front of Roger Schwietz’s name – Father, Bishop, Coadjutor Archbishop, Archbishop and Archbishop Emeritus. But there has been only one title behind his name during that time – O.M.I. (Oblate of Mary Immaculate). This year Archbishop Emeritus Roger Schwietz, O.M.I. of […]

Improvements Made At Several Devotional Sites

Improvements Made At Several Devotional Sites

When the Church of Our Lady of the Snows was completed in 1990, it was a modern house of worship with inventive architecture.  Over the past 27 years it has maintained its grandeur and sophistication.  But inevitably, time takes its toll, especially on a building where nearly 200,000 people gather every year for Mass, liturgical […]

Honoring the Past, Building Our Future

Honoring the Past, Building Our Future

  A Message from the Shrine Director Your support of the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows helps bring healing and hope to over one million pilgrims who visit us yearly.  With your help we continue to share the Gospel message of Jesus Christ while honoring our Blessed Virgin Mary who bore Christ […]