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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.

2 weeks ago
Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Sir 17:20-24; Ps 32:1,2,5-7; Mk 10:17-27 Another beatitude abounds for those about to enter into the desert of Lent: "Blessed are those to whom the LORD imputes not guilt, in whose spirit there is no guile." Indeed this is the goal of any Lenten devotion, to be guileless is the blessing of the Cross and Resurrection into which we have been immersed in the mystery of our Baptism. [ 548 more ... See more

    Sir 17:20-24; Ps 32:1,2,5-7; Mk 10:17-27   Another beatitude abounds for those about to enter into the desert of Lent: “Blessed are those to whom the LORD imputes not gui…

2 weeks ago
Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

March 3, 2019 Between Lent, which begins this Wednesday, the long Easter season, and the special feasts of the Pentecost, the Most Holy Trinity, and Corpus Christi, we celebrate today the final Sunday of Ordinary Time until the end of June. The Church sets us off on our journey through the most important seasons of the Catholic year on a strong note, with some advice from the Book of Sirach. [ ... See more

March 3, 2019 Between Lent, which begins this Wednesday, the long Easter season, and the special feasts of the Pentecost, the Most Holy Trinity, and Corpus Christi, we celebrate today the final Sun…

3 weeks ago
Saturday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Sir 17:1-15; Ps 103:13-18; Mk 10:13-16: Our responsorial psalm invites us to rejoice in the compassion of the LORD for those who fear him. We are summoned to delight in the eternal kindness of the LORD for those who fear him. What do kindness and compassion have to do with fear? What is this fear? It is a very specific kind of fear—the fear of the LORD. [ 954 more words ... See more

Sir 17:1-15; Ps 103:13-18; Mk 10:13-16: Our responsorial psalm invites us to rejoice in the compassion of the LORD for those who fear him. We are summoned to delight in the eternal kindness of the…

3 weeks ago
Why Do We Serve God?

We are all called to serve God. And we know, there is something bigger. But how do we serve? And maybe even more importantly, why do we do it? This is where, for a lot of people, living each day in faith gets complicated. Watch the video below for a few tips from Father Phillip, O.S.B., Ed.D., B.C.B.A.-D. that will hopefully get you started to making this easier. Follow us on Instagram to ... See more

3 weeks ago
Friday of Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Sir 6:5-17; Ps 119:12,16,18,27,34,35; Mk 10:1-12: When we delight in the path of the LORD’s commands, then we recognize that we have become his friends. The Lord Jesus is the friend of sinners. He ate and drank with the rejects of a religious nation. The crowds and the Pharisees spend most of their time trying to test the Lord Jesus, yet, he remains faithful to the Father’s will. [ 805 ... See more

Sir 6:5-17; Ps 119:12,16,18,27,34,35; Mk 10:1-12: When we delight in the path of the LORD’s commands, then we recognize that we have become his friends. The Lord Jesus is the friend of sinners. …