Osage+Monastery Closing: While the monastery will be officially closing on Apr. 21st the O+M oblates will
now be officially affiliated with our Motherhouse, Clyde Monastery but will
continue in the Forest of Peace as a Deanery. Monthly meetings will be held
as usual with a secretary appointed from among the group. They will elect a
moderator to lead the meetings. Sr. Pascaline will remain Oblate Director of
the Osage oblates now affiliated with our monastery at Clyde, Mo. She will
come to the monthly meetings 2-3 times annually and will host the Candidate
and Oblate Receptions during one of those visits.
The O+M oblates number 93 at present though many of these now live out of
town. Usually 20 – 25 attend the monthly meetings at O+M.
There is also a Deanery of the group that meets in Dallas, Tx. And occasionally
one or another have attended the O+M monthly meetings.
The book being shared with the local group, chosen by the Oblates, as of March 1st
is Living in the Truth: St. Benedict's
Teaching on Humility by Michael Casey.