A Spiritual Guidance Opportunity for YOU
Rita Tranquilli, M.D. will be available to confer with retreatants who wish to discuss mental health issues.  Dr. Rita has 25 years of experience as a psychiatrist and neurologist. She recently retired from private practice and moved to Vandalia, anticipating involvement with OSMM.  Rita is pleased to provide counseling sessions for individuals who find themselves struggling with emotional problems.  She strongly believes in the power of prayer and the necessity of God’s intervention for authentic inner-healing.

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What are the real rules?

February 14, 2018

The Code of Canon Law lists the rules for Days of Penance. Contrary to popular belief (myth), the practice of abstaining from meat on...Read more

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A Mission of Hope

We are preparing to ship food, personal hygiene items, baby formula and medicine to the people of Venezuela. 

All donations are deeply appreciated.

If you can help, call Debbie 618-292-9852.


Fr. Chad Ripperger

Fr. Ripperger has presented retreats at OSMM in the past.  We hope to have him back in the future but no dates are confirmed at this time.  He is not in residence at OSMM. He is working in another state solely with his private spiritual work with individuals and in establishing an order of priests dedicated to that work.  We are not in charge of his ministry in any way.

A large selection of his homilies, books and articles can be found at sentrad.org or see dolorans.org for further information



April 27-29, 2018 Fr. Paul Desmarais


From Hope to Healing


Look who's coming to OSMM!

Fr. Desmarais
Fr. Luedtke
Fr. Edgar
Fr. Joseph Aytona
John Labriola
Bishop Paprocki
Fr. Wade Menezes
Fr. Tom Sullivan
Fr. Ricardo Pineda
Fr Peter Glas

We Are a Betania Community

The Message of Our Lady at Betania, Venezuela was to Save Souls through the unity, love and promotion of family life as God intended. Our Lady appeared to Maria Esperanza and many others as Mary, Reconciler of All Peoples and Nations. We, are partnership with Betania, joining them in the promotion of family, Christian love and reconciliation with God, ourselves and others.