Inquirers and Guests
Inquirers and guests are welcome to participate in the Open Meetings held on Sunday afternoon or Tuesday evening during September, November, January, March and May. Sunday Meetings begin at 3:00 and Tuesday evening meetings begin at 7:00. Both sessions last about 1 1/2 hours. The meetings include shared Lectio on a selected passage of the Rule of Benedict and small group interaction. During 2020 - 2021 we will be using the Prologue of Benedict's Rule for Lectio.
Sr. Angela Jarboe leading Lectio on Rule of Benedict at one of the open meetings.
Open Meetings for 2020-21
Until further notice all meetings are held virtually. To participate register two days before meeting to get link. Send request to
September 13 or 15, 2020
November 15 or 17, 2020
January 10 or 12, 2021
March 14 or 16, 2021
May 16 or 18, 2021
No Open Meetings during summer
September and November 2021 yet to be determined--keep checking.
Alternative to Sunday/Tuesday Meetings
A virtual Intensive formation for Inquirers will be held from Monday through Friday, October 5-9, 2020. Sessions will include shared Lectio on a selected passage of the Rule of Benedict and small group interaction as well as additional special sessions for Inquirers. These sessions will use the same passages from the Rule that are used on Sundays and Tuesdays as noted above. The difference is in the timeframe. Intensive is just that--we do in five days what Sunday and Tuesday groups do bi-monthly from September through May. Full attendance at this event will fulfill requirement for becoming an Oblate Candidate in 2021 and an oblate in 2022.
This Intensive event is also open to oblates and oblate candidates. Registration is required. Contact Oblate Director for information.