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FrontPageImageOblates of Saint Benedict are Christian men and women who choose to associate themselves with a religious community of  Benedictine Monks in order to strengthen their baptismal commitment and enrich their Christian way of life. Oblates do not take vows or live in a monastery. They continue to live in the world while they strive eagerly to live out the values of the Gospel.

New FEBRUARY 2019 issue of the Oblate Newsletter !

Cyber Deanery—Please visit our cyber deanery. You need a yahoo email account to be able to join the cyber deanery. Oblates who live too far from meeting locations can have a deanery online. For details email hislittleone14@gmail.com.

Sunday Adoration for Vocations
The Blessed Sacrament is exposed every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Saint Gregory Chapel. Oblates are urged to use these times for Eucharistic adoration, if possible, especially on the Sundays of Oblate classes and meetings, to pray for vocations, and especially for vocations to the Archabbey.

Oblate Lawrence Cuda has compiled a list of books of interest to Oblates. The extensive book list, alphabetical by title, includes links to the Library of Congress, name of author, and a direct link to that title on amazon.com for those interested in purchasing a particular title. To see the list, click on Library, and select a “letter” from the chart to start with, from “A” to “Y” and lots in between.

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Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Gn 3:9-24; Ps 90:2-6,12,13; Mk 8:1-10: From day to day the LORD God calls out to us: “Where are you?” Our Creator wants to take a walk with us and enjoy our fellowship. Yet, still we hide ourselves because we feel guilty. The Lord Jesus, the eternally faithful son of the Father has come to walk with us and to be our way to walk. [ 782 more words ... See more

Gn 3:9-24; Ps 90:2-6,12,13; Mk 8:1-10: From day to day the LORD God calls out to us: “Where are you?” Our Creator wants to take a walk with us and enjoy our fellowship. Yet, still we hide oursel…

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Couldn't make the event? No worries. Register for full access for free today!

Couldn't make the event? No worries. Register for full access for free today! With the Schoology access codes provided upon registration, you can join the IMF's main Schoology page. This serves as your main navigation to any other courses you may register or purchase through the IMF. Additionally, the second access code is for the Parenting as Ministry event with Michael and Alicia Hernon. You'll ... See more

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Friday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Gn 3:1-8; Ps 32:1-7; Mk 7:31-37: Today's responsorial psalm teaches us how to repent. The Word of God teaches us how to bring words before the LORD and reveal the depths of sorrow. Our blessing is found when our fault is taken away and our sins are covered. Blessed indeed is the man to whom the LORD imputes no guilt, in whose spirit there is no guile. [ 645 more words ... See more

Gn 3:1-8; Ps 32:1-7; Mk 7:31-37: Today’s responsorial psalm teaches us how to repent. The Word of God teaches us how to bring words before the LORD and reveal the depths of sorrow. Our bless…

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Father Carmen D'Amico Formation Talk - Saint Vincent Seminary

Yesterday Father Carmen D'Amico from the Diocese of Pittsburgh gave his formation talk "Enculturation in Parish Ministry" to the Seminarians. Below is a link to photos from the talk.

https://saintvincentseminary.smugmug.com/Father-Carmen-DAmico-Formation-Talk/

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Saint Vincent Archabbey & Seminary

Feast of Saint Valentine
You probably already know that Valentine’s Day is named for a real person. But you might be surprised to learn that there were actually three different Valentines mentioned in early Christian martyrologies. Saint Valentine of Rome was a priest and Saint Valentine of Terni a bishop; both were put to death for their faith during the Roman persecutions of the 3rd century ... See more