Oblate Border Ministry Continues During Current Crisis

Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Photos and text By Fr. Nicholas Harding, OMI

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fr. Nicholas Harding, OMI sent in a Christmas letter and photos from his new assignment as rector of the Cathedral in Brownsville, Texas. He moved there this year after spending time in Cuba. You may recall several stories we published in the past featuring his photos from Cuba, now, happily, he continues his tradition by sending photos and a reflection on his new ministry, now on the U.S. – Mexico border.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Brownsville, TX

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Rio Grande River two blocks from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Brownsville, TX
With Fr Edgar Garcia, OMI, and Roy Snipes, OMI. note Fr. Roy’s llamas behind us. (L-R, Fr. Nick Harding, Fr. Edgar Garcia, Fr. Roy Snipes, photo was taken at Fr. Snipes’ Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Mission, TX)
Champurrado after early mananitas for Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bishop Dan Flores
Procession started at Cathedral with Fr Pablo Hughes, OMI and St Eugene parish
Priest posada with clergy of diocese Matamoros and Brownsville
Posada at Cathedral
Matachines Dec 12 in front of Cathedral