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Oblates gather for annual retreat

Oblate Retreat 2023The Oblates of our community gathered this past weekend for their annual retreat. Sister Priscilla Cohen, Oblate Director, planned and coordinated the gathering. The oblates themselves were the featured speakers with presentations by Cathy Randall, Claudia Davis, and Jan White. Cathy presented a beautiful video of her participation last month in the V Congress of Benedictine Oblates in Rome. Claudia spoke on some of her gleanings from her participation in Monasteries of the Heart, and Jan shared from her experience with a recent Zoom series on Benedictine Spirituality. Rich sharing was enjoyed by all, both in the meeting itself and during meal and leisure time.

Three Oblates were enrolled as Oblate Candidates – Joil and Leah Marbut, and Elizabeth Garcia.

 

 

 

Sister Elisabeth, with Sister Priscilla at right, presents Benedictine medals to Joil and Leah Marbut as they are accepted as Oblate Candidates.

 

Elizabeth Garcia is received as an Oblate candidate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sisters extend their hands in blessing over the Oblates.
Sisters extend their hands in blessing over the Oblates.

 

 

 

Cathy Randall shares about her experience at the Oblate Congress in Rome.
Cathy Randall shares about her experience at the Oblate Congress in Rome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oblate Jan Vinta White presents to the group.
Oblate Jan Vinta White presents to the group.

 

 

 

 

 

Oblate Claudia Davis was one of three presenters.
Oblate Claudia Davis was one of three presenters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oblate Cathy Randall shares of her experience at the Oblate Congress in Rome.
Oblate Cathy Randall shares of her experience at the Oblate Congress in Rome.

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