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About OLME

We were established by The Most Reverend Thomas J. Welsh, D.D., J.C.D.
in the Diocese of Arlington
August 13, 1978

Our Apostolic Mission Began
December 6, 1980
Diocesan Call to Prayer
Diocese of Arlington, VA

Our First Lay Members Were Received
January 16, 1983
Diocese of Arlington, VA

Sister Joan Noreen and Members at an OLME retreatMore Communities Were Established
November 18, 1984 - Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA
May 7, 1989 - Archdiocese of Newark, NJ
June 5, 1994 - Diocese of Allentown, PA

We Became a Public Association of Christ's Faithful
according to the norm of law
June 9, 1996
Solemnity of Corpus Christi
Diocese of Allentown, PA

Our Co-Founders
The Most Reverend Thomas J. Welsh, D.D., J.C.D.

Bishop of Allentown
Founding Bishop of Our Lady's Missionaries of the Eucharist
1921 - 2009
Rest in Peace

Sister Joan Noreen, OLME
Our Founder and Spiritual Guide
Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist
Host, Eucharistic Journey Series
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

Totus Tuus

As Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist, we borrow from the motto of the great Pope John Paul II: Totus Tuus, I am totally yours.

Totally Yours!
This expresses the relationship the Church has with Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist. By welcoming us and establishing us as a Public Association of Christ’s Faithful our beloved Church is saying to Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist,
                  your Church is totally yours;
                  your Church loves you;
                  your Church embraces you
                  and assures you of her guidance.

Totally Yours also expresses the relationship Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist has with our Church. Together and individually we say to our beloved Church,
               we are all yours;
               we love you;
               we embrace all of your teachings;
               we commit ourselves to strive every day
                   to live the entire Gospel;
               we dedicate ourselves to holiness
                   by daily fidelity to our Promise, and to the                    spirit and norms of our Constitution;
               we dedicate ourselves to your great mission of                    helping each person to find Christ.

Our Community Logo

We have patterned our community logo after the Coat of Arms of the great Pope John Paul II. The Cross, the sign of our redemption, is the fountainhead of all grace. We have embellished our logo with a wheat sheaf, the symbol of the Eucharist. These two symbols remind us to draw our inspiration and fortitude for a life of fidelity from the disquieting model of the Cross and the consoling presence of the Eucharist.

Between the two is the symbol for our Mother and the Mother of the Church, our Blessed Mother Mary. Positioned near the Cross and the Eucharist, we will be assured of her nearness, that she journeys with us, that she is saying to us,
I am here, I who am your Mother.


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