Tuesday, February 18, 2014

September 2013 Newsletter

  • Eric Kennedy made his oblation at the April 28 meeting, and Mary Holton and Mark Caldwell-Reiss were inducted as oblate novices.  
  • Ron DeMarco made his oblation at the May 13 Columbus Oblate Retreat, and John Campbell renewed his oblation at the Columbus retreat as well. John celebrated 69 years as an Oblate of Saint Meinrad!
  • Cincinnati Oblate Ron Beathard recently published an article about his experiences of being an oblate of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.  The article, “Beer, Pizza and St. Benedict,” appeared in the July 2013 issue of St. Anthony Messenger and was accompanied by some great photos.  I was able to obtain a copy of the magazine for our library if anyone is interested in checking it out.
  • The December Oblate Retreat at Saint Meinrad will be held December 13-15.  The presenter for this retreat is Fr. Eugene Hensel, OSB.  Fr. Hensel will explore the topic, “The Infancy Narratives of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.”
  • Cincy Oblates Attend Ice Cream Social at St. Walburg Monastery — Eight of our Cincy oblates accepted the invitation of the oblates of St. Walburg Monastery to attend their Annual Ice Cream Social on June 22.  The oblates and sisters of St. Walburg went out of their way to welcome us.  We were not only entertained by the music of the oblate band and treated to ice cream sundaes, but enjoyed several light-hearted games of the great Catholic “sport” of Bingo.  We were also taken on a tour of the Monastery by Sr. Victoria, ending with a visit to Sr. Emmanuel’s art studio—which was a treat in itself.  During the tour of the monastery, Sr. Victoria had pointed out two stunning stained glass windows Sr. Emmanuel had designed.  Therefore, we were delighted to meet the artist herself.  Sr. Emmanuel was a most gracious host and it was a privilege to meet her and to be able to admire some of her other artwork that was displayed in her studio.

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