September 17, 2017
by Pat Dorn
Hello, everyone. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again after the long, and busy summer break.
You will recall that our previous year ended rather sadly with the sudden death of
our co-coordinator Rosemary Conrad, who passed away on May 17, 2017. Rosemary
made her oblation as an oblate of Saint Meinrad Archabey 29 years ago on July 9,
1988. Her presence and leadership in our chapter will be greatly missed.
Ron DeMarco has been appointed to succeed Rosemary as co-coordinator of our
Our first meeting for 2017-2018 will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m..
This meeting will be held at our home in Kenwood rather than at St. Gertrude and will
be followed with a potluck dinner. Directions are enclosed. We will provide plates,
napkins, utensils and drinks as well as a meat/cheese tray, bread, etc. Please bring a
side dish, salad, or dessert to share. If this presents a difficulty for you, do not feel
obligated to bring anything—just come! We have always had plenty and nobody has ever left hungry.
We are pleased to welcome the newly appointed dean for the Ohio oblate chapters, Br. Francis Wagner, OSB, as our guest speaker for this meeting. The topic of his talk is: Be angry but do not sin: How do we resist the “wicked zeal of bitterness” in today’s world.
Br. Francis will also give us a brief explanation of the changes and restructuring of the oblate program at Saint Meinrad that has taken place as a result of Fr. Meinrad’s retirement as oblate director.
2017/2018 Meeting Dates
Please Note: All meetings are held on a Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
September 24 (Br. Francis Wagner, OSB)
October 22 – (Program to be determined.)
November 19 (Br. Peduru Fonseka, OSB)
January 28 (Program to be determined.)
February 25 (Program to be determined)
March 25 (Program to be determined)
April 22 (Br. Francis Wagner, OSB)
Other Important Dates
June 2 — Day of Recollection hosted by Columbus Chapter