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February 2021 Newsletter

The February 2021 Oblate newsletter has been mailed. To view it online, please visit the link below.

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Oblate Scholarship

Oblates are welcome to donate to the fund for the “Oblate Scholarship” given to qualified students at Saint Vincent College. Funds available from the scholarship to be awarded are the result of the spending policy adopted by the Saint Vincent College Board of Directors. If anyone has questions or would […]

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Triduum Services Note

Oblates who wish to attend services during the Paschal Triduum may phone the Oblate Office a few days in advance. Because of the pandemic the schedule may not be the same as in previous years. The times for Morning Prayer and Mass may also be different during Holy Week and […]

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International Oblate Congress Rescheduled

The International Oblate Congress originally for scheduled for November of 2021 has been rescheduled (if all goes well) for November of 2022, because of the pandemic. Presumably, as previously planned, it is to be held at the Fraterna Domus convention center outside of Rome. The planning committee has chosen keynote […]

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Prayer-Partner Program

Our revised Prayer-partner Program has been implemented now for several years. Each new Oblate (soon after final Oblation) is partnered with a monk who has agreed to participate. There is no communication between partners unless both agree to such communication. Each partner prays for the other regularly, ideally daily, as […]

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Oblate Board of Advisors January Meeting

Members of the Board assembled for their 78th regular meeting at 6:30 P.M. on January 29 in the Fred Rogers Center. Eight members, including Father Donald and Timothy Sheridan (assistant Director of Oblates), were able to attend. The topics discussed included the welcoming of three new members, the 2022 International […]

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Oblate Event Photos Available

   Oblates who would wish to have copies of photos from recent Oblation ceremonies at the Archabbey, please contact Oblate Diane Zelenak, preferably by e-mail (or phone the Oblate Office); you will be sent a copy of the photo by e-mail. Also, if you have any photographs from Oblate events […]

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2021 Retreat Schedule

The retreats at Saint Vincent Archabbey for summer, 2021, as of early November, have not yet been scheduled; but because of the uncertainty concerning the coronavirus, the retreats to be offered will all be online. Check the Saint Vincent website and the retreat website for information as the retreats are […]

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2021 Oblate Day, Day of Recollection

Oblate Day for 2021 has been scheduled for Sunday, September 26, 2021, since facilities will be available on that day. The fall day of recollection for 2021 has been scheduled for Saturday, October 30, 2021.

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Father Shawn Anderson To Talk On Hospitality

Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B., will speak to the Oblates of Saint Benedict of Saint Vincent Archabbey on “Hospitality in Benedictine Spirituality” at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 20 in Brownfield 202, Saint Vincent Seminary. He received a bachelor of science in pharmacy degree from Duquesne University and has studied philosophy […]

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