Living Benedictine: Topics for 2014-2015
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Vocation: Benedictine Perspectives
Benedictine Family Life
Benedictines & Other Monastics
Jan 11 (2015)
Benedictines & Leadership
Benedictines Around the World
Apr 18 (Sat)
Retreat: Benedictine for the Long Haul
Living Your Oblation
Sister Monica Laughlin, age 92, died at 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2014 at home at St Scholastica Monastery.
Wake Service with Evening Prayer: October 31, 2014 at 7:00pm in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel.
Visitation 6:00-7:00pm and after the Wake until 9:00pm.
Mass of Christian Burial: November 1, 2014 at 10:30am in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel
Visitation 9:30-10:15am before the Mass
Rite of Committal to the Earth following Mass in Gethsemane Cemetery
These are the slides from a day-long retreat with the Oblates of St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island, Illinois. About 55 or 60 oblates came to the retreat from their several branch groups – some located as far away as northwest Indiana. The conversation was lively, and the presentation well-received.
- Is Christianity Good for American Politics? Noted atheist Susan Jacoby speaks in the Peace & Justice lecture series. Tuesday October 21 at 7:30pm in the Mitchell Auditorium. Oblates are invited to join us for Evening Prayer at 5:15pm and/or a quick soup supper before the talk. Let us know a few days ahead of time if you plan to come for supper – then we’ll make enough soup!
- Vespers for All Souls Day on Sunday November 2 at 5:00pm. At this special service, we remember the Sisters who have gone home to God during the past year. We place their profession lamps on the altar and call to mind their works and their personalities. The Communion of Saints is almost palpable as we remember them in our midst, praying with us. Oblates are invited to stay for Sunday Supper (let us know a few days ahead of time) or for the College Mass at 6:30pm.
- Joy of the Gospel: Action for Justice Catholic sister, attorney, and poet known as an outspoken advocate for social justice, Sister Simone Campbell will speak in the Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Dialogue series on Tuesday November 11 at 7:30pm in the Mitchell Auditorium. You are invited to join the Sisters for Evening Prayer at 5:15pm and/or for a quick soup supper before the talk. Let us know a few days ahead of time so we make enough soup.
If you’d like to stay over after one of the talks, contact Sister Renata to reserve a guest room if one is available.
How can a Rule written 1500 years ago for monks have any relevance to family life in the 21st century? That’s the question Benedictine Oblates take up today.
Our October Oblate Meeting is this Sunday, October 12, at 1pm. Our topic is:
Benedictine Family Life
“The Rule is written for dozens or hundreds of adults living under one roof – but it has a lot of wisdom for living modern family life. Perspectives from The Rule and from modern lay people.”
I look forward to sharing some experience of people have applied the Rule to their families, my own studies, and your experiences of living in families. Although I had not thought of it when I chose the topic, this is the week that the Extraordinary Synod on the Family began in Rome, and there will be some insights to share from those proceedings as well.