If you are already a Benedictine oblate, or if you would like to consider becoming an oblate of Transfiguration Monastery, please join us for an Oblate Day on Saturday, March 29. Sister Donald will give two talks on Benedictine spirituality and Sister Miriam will provide a delicious, home-cooked lunch. The schedule will be as follows:
10:00: coffee and snack
10:30: conference, followed by quiet time
12:00: midday prayer and lunch
1:30: conference, followed by quiet time and an opportunity to visit with the sisters
The Oblate Day officially ends at 2:30, but all are welcome to stay and join us for Vespers at 4:00 and the Vigil Mass of Sunday at 5:00. Six bedrooms are available for guests coming from a distance who wish to stay overnight.
Suggested donation: $20
For those not familiar with the term, “oblate” (from the Latin verb “to give” or “offer”) refers to lay persons or clergy who wish to live the Rule of St. Benedict in a way that can be adapted to their lives “in the world”, and who are affiliated with a specific Benedictine monastery, where they receive spiritual support.