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The ORACLE Conference: The Path of the Suffering Savior – JESUS CHRIST
Its main highlight is the unique and insightful teachings of Sr. Dr. Oralisa Martin about the meaning of the 15 Stations of the Cross. Each discussion stirs emotions by engaging participants in the suffering of Jesus Christ while empowering them to overcome their crises in life. Prayer services, meditations, testimonies, Scripture readings, spiritual activities, and a Eucharistic celebration are also held. Sr. Dr. Oralisa Martin gives her testimony:The ORACLE Conference: The Path of the Suffering Savior: JESUS CHRIST comes out of my experiences with Catholics who participate in rituals with minimal understanding of the deep meaning behind what they pray, believe, and celebrate. As a result, too often I have heard comments such as: Sister, it doesn’t do anything for me, or I’m not being fed. What I continue to hear is that Catholics don’t understand what is going on in Catholic rituals, and they do not see themselves growing.
What are we to do? What can I do? I can educate. I can take familiar devotions like the Stations of the Cross and teach their meaning. I can bring freshness to the prayer experience; appeal to you intellectually, help you to make informed decisions, and identify with the Stations through your emotions and life’s experiences. I can get you on the Path that leads you into an authentic encounter with the suffering Savior, JESUS CHRIST.
WWW: Well Women Witness
Commissioned to “Witness to the Glory of God,” Well women, Second-Line with umbrellas as they sing: “When the Saints Go Marching In!”
Joined by the “Cloud of Witnesses” Well women, like the woman at the well, run out and declare to others, “Come! Come and see...” And others will know for themselves: “...truly Jesus is the Savior of the world.” They will go to family, friends, in parking lots, super markets, even clubs to share their WWW experience, “Encountering Jesus Christ.”
As a national program, WWW was able to travel to parishes and dioceses and catechize Black women who longed for spiritual growth. From 2015 to the present WWW found its way from the Black Basilica in Norfolk to Washington, DC @ St. Teresa of Avila 3X’s, Incarnation Catholic Church (DC) (3X’s), New Orleans, LA (Hosted St. Mary’s Academy), Wilmington, DE, (St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fr. Paul William, OFM -pastor), the Diocese of Pittsburgh (Dr. Greta Stokes Tucker), returning to DC @ Centro Maria Center (DC) Feb., 2018, and in DC Incarnation Catholic Church, Fr. John Carroll, SSJ (October 27, 2018). Numerous women have returned to WWW three (3) to eight (8) times.
A book, Well Women Witness ~ Letters from Christ authored by Sr. Dr. Oralisa Martin, was published in 2018. WWW Small Groups emerged as a result of Women’s individual experiences of letter writing through the book.
With life’s “normal” interrupted by COVID-19, WWW: Well Women Witness now returns with a new vigor. Instead of the one Biblical text of the Samaritan woman, there are now three women. Instead of a one-day retreat, WWW is a weekend conference retreat. Instead of ministering to locals, women travel from abroad to attend the Conference.
It’s through the ORACLE Revivals that Sr. Oralisa’s healing ministry took off. People were healed on-site; the blind would see, and the physically disabled would lay aside their crutches and stand up from their wheelchairs to walk. Before COVID-19 more than 25 ORACLE Revivals have been celebrated nationwide. Sr. Oralisa aims to resume the ORACLE Revivals ministry in 2022.
ORACLE National Summer Institute for Youth
The institute enables our Gen Z to encounter Jesus Christ with miracles taking place before their eyes. Participants even learn how to pray and live within a community. The program also serves as a laboratory for life with 17 workshops, 8 seminars, and several field trips. These provide the content and substance for faith development, discussions, value clarification, orations, drama, and debates.
Through the ORACLE process, young people discover who they are in Christ and their purpose in life. The program trains our Gen Z for leadership and service within their schools, parishes, and diocesan boards.
ORACLE Mystagogia Institute
The curriculum for the ORACLE Mystagogia Institute is based on the liturgical seasons within the given year A, B, or C liturgical cycle. The consecutive Liturgical seasons are identified as: Advent covers the memorable expectation of the 1st Coming of Christ to humanity; and anticipation of Christ’s 2nd Coming at the end of time.Christmastime covers Jesus’ birth to His Presentation in the templeOrdinary Time covers Jesus in the Temple, Jesus’ Baptism, and Jesus’ Public Life Lent - 40 days: Ash Wed., to five consecutive Sundays, to Palm Sunday of the Passion, to Thursday morning Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Resurrection Sunday)Easter Season – Resurrection of Jesus to His Ascension into Glory to PentecostPentecost covers the manifestations of the Holy SpiritOrdinary Time – The action of the Holy Spirit forming the Christian Church