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Benedictine Sisters to host Autumn Retreat

Benedictine Sisters to host Autumn Retreat - (26-07-2023)

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Oblates and persons interested in learning more about incorporating Benedictine monastic practices in their everyday lives are invited to an Autumn Retreat at the monastery of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri.

“A Way of Trust and Love” will offer opportunities to pray, reflect and renew one’s spirit. Participants will learn about the ministry, works and history of the Benedictine Sisters and experience the rhythm of monastic life. The chapels and monastic grounds will be open for prayer and relaxation.

The retreat begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, and concludes at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Guest rooms will be available and there is no cost to attend.

For more information or to register, please contact Oblate Directer Sister Kathleen Clare Lahl, OSB at (660) 944-2221 ext. 174 or email oblates@bspa.us. More information can also be found here.

Oblates are strengthened by affiliation with a vowed monastic community in worship, reverence, humility, universal love, and stability of purpose, incorporating the spirit of the Rule of St. Benedict and adapting monastic practices to their chosen way of life.

They are women and men, married or single, who, in their own way of life, with their ordinary family and social duties, find support and ongoing growth in holiness through spiritual association with a particular monastic community.

Increasing their vital participation in the life of their own faith community. No specific additional prayers, practices or devotions are required of them, although having a personal prayer practice is essential to the monastic value of mindfulness of God and unceasing prayer.

Oblates are not vowed members of the Benedictine Order nor are they a Third Order in the Church. They are committed by their oblation to a particular monastic community and seek to adopt its spirit and share its charism. In some places, Oblates also help with the ministries of the community. If they live near a Benedictine monastery they are most welcome to join the community for liturgy and attend Oblate meeti

To learn more about Benedictine Oblates, please click here.