Time of Prayer and Encouragement
On Sunday, March
14, our oblate group participated in a special
Lenten program on the internet via Zoom.
Passionist priest Fr. Pat Brennan, CP presented a
reflection to a group of over 20 oblates. His
theme, “Agony in the Garden, Victory in the Garden”
was inspired by his own prayerful consideration of
the hours Jesus spent in the Garden of Gethsemane
the night before his death. Father provided
our group with excellent material for reflecting on
the moments in their own life that called forth a
trusting surrender to God’s will.
Our afternoon was fittingly
concluded with the liturgical service of
Vespers. As our monastic community prayed and
sang together in the monastery chapel, the oblates
were able to join us remotely - via Zoom - and so be
gathered together spiritually across the miles.
We are grateful to Fr. Pat
for his words of wisdom and encouragement. We
are also grateful for the ways that modern
technology has helped us to remain connected while
we are “socially distant”. As we continue our
Lenten journey of spiritual growth we also look
forward to the day when we can once again gather in
person as a Benedictine family!
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