Last week, the community enjoyed a few days of closed time which gave us a chance to catch up after a busy few months. We have a day of recollection on Wednesday, lead by Fr.John McGowan ODC. He gave a talk on the changes and challenges of religious life over the last 50 years. He also spoke about Pope Francis' call to remember when we were first called into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Perhaps during this month of November, as we prepare for Advent, it will be a good opportunity for all Christians to do the same. On the Thursday, we had a day of Adoration.
Now we are open again and we are looking forward to the Oblates' Day on Wednesday (11/11/15). The theme of the day is From Benedict to Bernardines. Sr.Michaela is going to attempt to fit in 1500 years of monastic history in 3 hours!!! Several oblates will make/renew their commitment on this day. Pray for them as they continue their oblate journey. More news of the day will be on the oblates' page next week.
"For as we advance in the religious life and in faith,
our hearts expand
and we run the way of God's commandments
with unspeakable sweetness of love."