This is the last retreat for 2016 with Fr. Ripperger. At this time, Fr. Ripperger is only speaking at OSMM in Vandalia, IL. He is not speaking at any other venues due to his Priestly obligations. We are hoping to host Fr. Ripperger next year. We will publish Dates for 2017 as soon as they become available.
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All retreats are held: Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, 318 N. 8th St. Vandalia, IL 62471
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Apostolates and Special Events
Vestments and Altar Linens Available for Purchase
Deliverance Ministry at OSMM
In addition to our retreats, we now have times available here at OSMM during the week in which deliverance prayers will be offered individually by a priest. Call Debbie for information and details—618.292.9852
OSMM is offering this new ministry to bring Hope, Reconciliation and Mercy to Wounded Souls.
We are a Private Diocesan Association of the Faithful and this new ministry and all of our offerings are with the approval of our Bishop, the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki.
Come Away and Rest Awhile with Your Own Personal Retreat
OSMM has two retreat houses that are available for rental. You may reserve them on a weekend or entire week for individual or group retreats. The houses are fully furnished with living room for meetings, fully equipped kitchen and towels and bed linens. You will have access to a chapel and devotional areas. Inquire today about available dates. Photos below depict the House of Mary and Martha with backyard devotional areas including Tomb of Holy Sepulcher. Call Debbie (618) 292-9852 to reserve your own personal retreat.
Please Pray these Prayers Daily.
This site contains prayers for priests associated with Auxilium Christianorum so that their apostolate in driving out demons is efficacious. It also provide prayers for the members - priests, laity, family and friends - so that they are not adversely affected by the demonic. Please pray the prayers for lay people to assist this apostolate.
Betania XVI Community
See our latest video from Betania, Venezuela!
Pilgrimage to Betania
The message of love and family unity from Our Lady can be found in Betania, Venezuela. We have traveled many times to the beautiful grotto built there to honor the place where the Blessed Mother appeared to Maria Esperanza. Each time, we and the pilgrims who accompany us, feel the love and presence of Our Lady. The beautiful shrine, chapel and many devotional areas will raise your minds and hearts to prayer. It is truly a piece of heaven on earth.
Our next pilgrimage will be December 7-16, 2016
Click on the tab, "Pilgrimage to Betania" at the top of page for detailed information.
“N”, or ن, is the first letter of the Arabic word for Christian, “Nasrani” or Nazarene. It has become the symbol of solidarity for Iraqi Christians who are being forced by ISIS to leave their homes unless they convert to Islam, pay a fine, or face ‘death by the sword.’
Please recite the rosary in support of persecuted Christians throughout the world.