Tuesday, May 5, 2015

March 2015 Newsletter

We had a nice meeting and decent turnout last month in spite of the bad weather and icy roads that prevented theattendance of many of our oblates. Br. Luke Waugh gave a talk on “Tools for Good Works,” and Ron DeMarco gives a summery of it in the enclosed minutes of the meeting.

The March meeting will be held on Sunday, March 29, at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Room of the St. Gertrude Parish Center.

We will begin a new DVD conference this month. Oblates will recall that last November, Fr. Meinrad sent each of you—along with your Renewal of Oblation card—a DVD and book of handouts from the “Praying and Singing the Psalms” a dual conference given at Saint Meinrad last summer by Fr. Harry Hagan and Fr. Jeremy King for Chapter Coordinators and delegates (please refer to the copy of Fr. Meinrad’s letter enclosed for details). At this meeting, we will begin with Conference #1 of Fr. Harry Hagan’s “Praying the Psalms” conference. PLEASE BRING EITHER THE ENCLOSED SHEETS OF THIS CONFERENCE or YOUR “PRAYING AND SINGING THE PSALMS” BOOK WITH YOU TO THE MEETING.

Karen Mendoza was invested as an oblate novice by Br.

Luke Waugh, OSB, at the February meeting. Congratulations and welcome aboard, Karen!

REMINDER: On Saturday, March 21, we celebrate one of the two feast days honoring St. Benedict—the Passing of Blessed Father Benedict. (The second—Our Blessed Father Benedict—is held on July 11.) Oblates have an opportunity to earn a Plenary Indulgence on these days by fulfilling the following conditions:

1) Confession,
2) Receiving Holy Communion, and
3) Praying for the intentions of the Holy Father.

In addition, oblates should renew, at least privately, their promise to faithfully observe promise of their way of life.

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