Monastery News Page
November 07, 2017


Prayer, Reflection and Community 

      On October 26th through the 29th, the Oblates of St, Benedict Monastery converged on St. Mary’s Retreat House in Oxford for their annual weekend retreat.  This year’s retreat topic was the “Beatitudes” and was preached by Br. Mark Orcutt, O.S.B.

     The Oblates were offered a “different and fresh” perspectives on many of the Beatitudes through the talks and the lively discussions which followed them.  The Liturgy of the Hours were recited in common and Fr. Gregory-David Jones, O.S.B. joined us to preside at Mass on Saturday morning and for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the afternoon and offered the retreatants the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Besides the Spiritual food provided by the retreat, the Staff of St. Mary’s provide delicious bodily nourishment along with a social on Saturday night where the Oblates had a chance to know each other better and strengthen their bond as a community.  The retreat ended with Mass at St. Benedict Monastery Sunday morning.

     Our Oblates came away refreshed in spirit, mind, body and thankful for the chance to spend this weekend in prayer and reflection with the Lord and their Oblate Community.


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