Tag Archives: Oblates

January 2023 eNewsletter

January 2023
When I was a child, we would play Christmas songs and the image of Santa was a welcoming one—until December 25—then it was all about Jesus; no more Santa. As a child that brought me sadness because I was such a believer in Santa...
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November 2022 eNewsletter

November 2022
November is the time that we offer thanks for all the blessings of life. I happened upon this blessing when I was in college studying for final tests at around 1:00am. It was in a little prayer booklet that I received from my mother. Jesus obviously had worse things to deal with than finals and it was truly a moment of grace for me to discover this.
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The History of the West Suburban Benedictines Study Group

February 2021
There was once a group of Benedictine Oblates of St. Paul’s Monastery who asked a basic question when starting a study group on the Rule of St. Benedict. What should we use as our study guide? After discussing the many great books that have been written about the Rule, we made our selection. If we were going to study the Rule of St. Benedict, we would use the Rule of St. Benedict as our study guide.
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Reflection: Oblates

May 2000
While the Oblates make their oblation as an offering to the monastic community and the world, many have described the countless gifts they have received in return. In honor of the 75th Anniversary, here is one Oblate’s story of the blessing of oblation…
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