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Marian Retreat: Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry Offers Spiritual Enrichment in Illinois

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Dr. Rita Tranquilli 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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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




A Beacon of Light in a World 0f Darkness

July 13-15, 2018 Fr. Ben Luedtke, John LaBriola


Protection and Healing from the Spiritual Darkness Around Us

We are pleased to host these two speakers again this year.  Get ready for a dynamic and inspiring retreat.  Good has triumphed over evil.  It is our duty as Christians to fight the good fight and bring the Good News to the World.

July 27-29, 2018 Fr. Mike Driscoll


Demons, Deliverance and Discernment: Separating Fact from Fiction about the Spirit World

Fr. Driscoll will present the facts about the spirit world that surrounds us.  A priest from the Diocese of Peoria in Illinois he is the Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa and Pastor St. Mary, Utica.

Fr. Driscoll will celebrate mass in the Extraordinary Form.

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

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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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