Announcing Our 1st Retreat for 2019

February 8-9, 2019

Fr. James Jackson, FSSP

Author of Nothing Superfluous,  The rich theological  meaning behind the art, architecture, words and gestures of the Rite of St. Gregory the Great and The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

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Bishop Paprocki

OSMM was named a Private Association of the Lay Faithful by the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. We are grateful to Bishop Paprocki for this designation and are faithful and obedient to him and all the teachings of the Catholic Church.

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.

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Over the years, Our Sorrowful Mother Ministry/Betania XVI has been a powerhouse of Catholic spirituality, of healing and of works of mercy, serving the Midwest region and beyond. Totally faithful to the Church, sanctioned by the local Bishop, and full of dynamism and joy, this ministry continues to show us the face of Jesus in a world desperately in need of him. May Our Lady always protect this precious lay movement. ~Fr. Tim Byerley, Vice Postulator for the Cause of Servant of God Maria Esperanza

"I was blessed to have my first experience at Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry in October of this year. It was a wonderful, spiritually uplifting experience and long overdue. The faith and fidelity of not only those who were present for the conferences but also of the many volunteers was spiritually profitable for me. In the world today with so many forces arrayed against the truth of Holy Mother Church, the works that Debbie and Vanessa are doing is desperately needed. As a priest, I am grateful to know these courageous servants laboring in the vineyard with me. I look forward to being at OSMM on many occasions in the years to come." ~Msgr. Morris, Rector of the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine and priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

The Betania Foundation would like to state that, in our opinion, OSMM is an institution founded to work as an instrument of God's plan of evangelization and of edification of his kingdom in Vandalia (IL), surroundings and in the souls of the hundreds of people from the different corners of the US who benefit from its conferences and retreats. In addition, we applaud the many corporal and spiritual works of mercy we have witnessed since Our Lord crossed our paths, especially the great task of coordinating donations with so many wonderful and mindful people, collecting food and supplies, and then shipping them to Venezuela, our dear but very afflicted country. ~Maria Coromoto Bianchini de Marrero, daughter of Maria Esperanza and Vice President of Betania Foundation

OSMM is a dynamic lay lead ministry that brings outstanding Catholic speakers and retreat masters to south central Illinois. Your prayers and generosity are helping to build up the Church and change lives throughout the Midwest every month. ~Fr. John Titus, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Mattoon, IL

Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry has strengthened the faith of so many who have participated in their retreats. their commitment to teaching the Catholic faith and forming disciples to live it out is a great blessing to the whole Church. I encourage anyone who want to deepen their walk with christ to participate in and support this ministry. ~Fr. Scott Snider, Pastor of Mother of Dolors Church, Vandalia, IL and St. Joseph Church, Ramsey, IL and Chaplain of Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry.


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