Monday, February 20, 2017

February 2017 Newsletter

February 19, 2017 by Pat Dorn 

In addition to our guest speaker, Fr. Meinrad Brune, OSB, we will are pleased to welcome our new oblate director, Janis Dopp to our meeting on Sunday, February 26. As usual, the meeting will be held in the St. Joseph room of the St. Gertrude Parish Center at 2:00 p.m.

Fr. Meinrad will speak on the topic of “Holiness and Benedictine Spirituality.” The March 20-22 Oblate Retreat at Saint Meinrad Archabbey will feature Fr. Eugene Hensell, OSB, as the presenter. The title of the retreat is “The Way of the Cross According to the Gospel of Matthew.” If you are planning to attend and have not yet made your reservations, it would be a good idea to do so as soon as possible. Don’t forget to return your Lenten Bona Opera. I am reminding you because I just remembered to mail ours today.

Ash Wednesday seems to be sneaking up rather quickly this year! Hope to see everyone at the meeting on Sunday.

AGENDA February 26, 2017 Meeting
St. Gertrude Parish Center • 2:00 p.m.

I. Reading of Mission Statement
II. Vespers
III. Lectio Divina
IV. Minutes of January 22, 2017 Meeting
V. Treasurer’s Report
VI. Old/New Business
VII. Program: Guest Speaker: Fr. Meinrad Brune, OSB Topic: Holiness and Benedictine Spirituality VIII. Adjournment & Closing Prayer


Please mark your calendars for the Ohio Oblates Day of Recollection on May 20, 2017. This year the Day of Recollection is being hosted by our Cincinnati Chapter, and Br. Francis Wagner, OSB will be the presenter. His topic is: “The Heart of Benedictine Spirituality.” Fr. Meinrad Brune is also planning to be with us for the Day of Recollection.

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