Monastery News Page
December 10, 2019

Guides on the Lenten Jouney
      This past Sunday, about 30 of our oblates and monks gathered at our Subiaco Retreat House for insight and inspiration for the season of Advent and the celebration of the birth of our Lord.  “Our Advent Guides: Leading the Way to Christ” was the name of the presentation led by oblate director Fr. John Martin Shimkus, O.S.B. as he highlighted four important figures involved with the coming of the Messiah into the world.  They were the prophet Isaiah, John the Baptist, Joseph and Mary.  The individuals’ lives exemplified for us what the Messianic prophesy and its fulfillment in Jesus means for God’s eternal plan for the salvation of the world and our redemption as individuals.

     This program included meaningful discussion among those gathered, as well as the communal praying of Vespers and the sharing of a warm and delicious meal prepared by Br. Marty Singer.  The day turned out to be an inspiring and uplifting way for our Benedictine family to get into the idea of journeying with the Holy Family toward the celebration of the birth of Jesus our Savior.  This is one of the many events and activities which are part of our Oblate program.  For more information about what it means to be a member of our lay association, click here.

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