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Day of Recollection October 30

A day of recollection for Oblates, Oblate novices, and other interested persons will be held at the Archabbey on Saturday, October 30, from 8:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.  The first conference, confessions, and Mass are scheduled for the Basilica Crypt, and other events, including meals, will be in the Fred […]

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Oblate Day September 26

Our annual “Oblate Day” will be held on Sunday, September 26, and the annual Oblate day of recollection will be held on Saturday, October 30. Reservation forms for these events will appear in the August newsletter. Archabbot Martin has kindly agreed to serve as the presenter on Oblate Day. The […]

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NAABOD Biennial Meeting Rescheduled

The meeting of the North American Association of Oblate Directors originally scheduled for August of 2021 has, because of the pandemic, been rescheduled to August 4-9, 2022, at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, IN. Two Oblates from each participating monastery are welcome to join their Oblate director.

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Summer Retreats Online

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no in-person retreats at the Archabbey during the coming summer. However, two online retreats are being offered, each of which include five conferences and one session of a pre-recorded Morning, Midday, and Evening Prayer with the Benedictine monastic community. There will be […]

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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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