The Oblates Go On
On the weekend of
October 26th through the 28th our Oblates went to St.
Mary’s Retreat House in Oxford for their annual time of
reflection and prayer. Fr. John Martin Shimkus and
Br. Mark Orcutt led the program, with the former
presenting reflections. The topic for this year’s
retreat was appropriately (for this time of the year), the
Saints. In his presentations, Fr. John Martin
emphasized that not all saints have titles and often, the
depictions of the saints do not always portray the
down-to-earth struggles they faced in their lives (which
gives all of us hope). Along with the talks the
retreat included the Liturgy of the Hours, the Mass (on
Saturday and Sunday), Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
and opportunities to celebrate the sacrament of
Reconciliation. The occasion was a great opportunity
to become more aware of our common vocation to holiness
and encourage one another in living a life of sanctity.
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