Please RSVP for March 21.
If you will attend the picnic, also, please sign up on Perfect Potluck to bring an item or help. Even if you sign up to bring an item or help, please remember to RSVP too.
Here is more about the Saturday, March 21 novice and final oblation ceremonies:
10:00 am Mass
Mass should end about 11:00 am
Ceremonies for those becoming oblate novices, those making their final oblations, and those renewing their oblation promises.
1:00 pm oblate family picnic.
Helpful tips about the ceremony:
1. Wear a favorite medal or have with you some item to help you remember and mark the event.
2. It is OK to take pictures.
3. Typically those becoming novices will have their ceremony first. Make sure you know which group you are in.
4. If you are making your final oblation, please bring a pen for writing your promise at the abbey church altar.
March 21 is the solemnity of the passing of Saint Benedict. It is a good time to read again the Life of Saint Benedict.
The reading from the Rule of Saint Benedict for March 21 is Chapter 42, On the Great Silence after Compline.
Seek God in stillness.
If you are planning on staying in a nearby hotel, you may email the oblate office for the name of three hotels.