Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 2014 Newsletter

The October oblate meeting will be held on Sunday, October 26, in the St. Joseph Room of the St. Gertrude Parish Center at 2:00 p.m.  The program for this meeting will be the 7th and final conference of Fr. Harry Hagen’s conference series entitled An Overview of Things in The Rule.  The study sheet for Conference #7, “Selections From The Holy Rule,” is enclosed.

Oblate Lori Wallhauser is making steady progress and is very appreciative of your prayers.  Lori was recently featured in an ad for a bionic device used to improve mobility for stroke victims.  A copy of the ad, which appeared in the September 2014 issue of Cincinnati Magazine, is enclosed with this newsletter.   Please continue to remember her in your prayers.

The agenda for the October meeting is below, along with a reminder of the promises and duties of an Oblate of St. Benedict.

See you on the 26th!

September 2014 Newsletter

Our first meeting for 2014-2015 will be held on Sunday, September 28 and—as usual—will be followed by a potluck dinner. We will provide the plates, napkins, utensils and drinks as well as a meat/cheese tray, bread, etc. If you are are able, 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 always have plenty to eat.

PLEASE NOTE: this meeting will be held at our home in Kenwood rather than at St. Gertrude. Directions are enclosed.

Fr. Joseph Cox, OSB, will be our guest speaker. His topic is: “Murmuring and the Presence of God.”

Mary Joy Phillips In memory of our oblate and friend Mary Joy who entered into eternal rest June 29, 2014.

Rest in peace, Mary



Our congratulations to Mark Caldwell-Reiss who made his final oblation as an oblate of Saint Meinrad Archabby at the April 27 meeting.  Br. James Jensen, OSB, accepted Mark’s oblation on behalf of oblate director Fr. Meinrad Brune.

April 2014 Newsletter

The April meeting will be held next Sunday, April 27, in the St. Joseph Room of the St. Gertrude Parish Center at 2:00 p.m. Br. James Jensen, OSB, will be the speaker for this meeting. The title of his talk is: Seeking God: My Journey to St. Meinrad. This will be our last chapter meeting until we resume in September.

If you are planning to attend the Day of Recollection on Saturday, May 17, please return your registration form or let me know. If there is anyone who would like to attend but is in need of help to cover the cost, please let us know also.

Reminder: The annual June Oblate Study Days at Saint Meinrad Archabbey will be held June 9-12. Fr. Brendan Moss will be speaking on “The Presence of God in the Life of the Oblate.” Please contact the Oblate Office to register.

Hope to see you all at the meeting on the 27th!