Calendar 2020-2021

2020-21 CALENDAR OF OBLATE EVENTS

Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Indiana

 

Please note intended participants for each event. 

Until further notice all events will be held virtually. (Updated 8/24/21 by AP osb)

 

Changes from what is posted here will be announced as necessary through email or in future newsletters.

 

In person attendees for all events must be fully vaccinated for Covid for at least 14 days.

 

Unless otherwise noted all events will be offered for both in-person and virtual attendance.  In-person events will be hosted at Benedict Inn rather than the monastery until further notice.

 

Summer Feast Days:

July 11, Solemnity of St. Benedict

July 13, Feast of St. Henry, Patron of Oblates

July 16, Feast of Our Lady of Grace

 

July 24, 2021 for Oblate Council

1:15 p.m. Oblate council meeting

 

August 28, 2021 for Oblates, spouses or significant other

2:00-6:00 p.m. Picnic at home of Brian and Linda Gilmartin

 

September 11, 2021 RETREAT for Oblates, Candidates and Inquirers

This retreat will be held via Zoom.  For more information contact Sr. Antoinette at antoinettep1964@gmail.com or 317-787-3287 extension 3022.  Registration is required.

 

September 12, 2021 for Oblates, Candidates, Inquirers and Visitors
This meeting will be held via Zoom  We will begin to accept Zoom connections at 2:45. 

3:00 Formal Meeting with recognition of oblation jubilees—30, 25, 15, 10 and 5 years; Ritual of Welcome for new candidates seeking oblation; Lectio on Rule of Benedict, Chapter 1. For more information contact Sr. Antoinette at antoinettep1964@gmail.com or 317-787-3287 extension 3022. 

 

September 14, 2021 for Oblates, Candidates, Inquirers

7:00 p.m. virtual only session of group lectio on Rule of Benedict Chapter 1.

 

October 10, 2021 for Oblates and Candidates Only

3:00 Meeting--Small Group Discussion for Oblates of book, The Way of St Benedict by Rowan Williams, Chapters 2 and 3; Candidate Session #1 with Sr. Antoinette

This meeting will be held via Zoom  For more information contact Sr. Antoinette at antoinettep1964@gmail.com or 317-787-3287 extension 3022.  We will begin to accept Zoom connections at 2:45. 

 

October 12-15, 2021 for Oblates and Inquirers ready for Candidacy

Alternate Formation for those unable to attend Sunday meetings.  This meeting will be held via Zoom.  Registration form and schedule will be e-mailed to all oblates, candidates and inquirers and will be available on the oblate web page.  Registration is required.  For more information contact Sr. Antoinette at antoinettep1964@gmail.com or 317-787-3287 extension 3022.

NOTE:  At this time we are unable to determine if future meetings will be held in person or only virtually.  It depends on the positivity rate of covid.  Please check again as dates are closer.  AP, osb 8/24/21

November 14, 2021 for Oblates, Candidates, Inquirers and Friends

1:15 Oblate Council Meeting for council members

2:30 Social

3:00 Formal Meeting with Lectio on Rule of Benedict, Chapter 4:1-19

4:30 Evening Prayer (if covid restrictions allow)

 

November 16, Feast of St. Gertrude the Great, patron of the Federation of which Our Lady of Grace Monastery is a member.

 

November 16, 2021 for Oblates, Candidates, Inquirers

7:00 p.m. virtual only session of group lectio on Rule of Benedict Chapter 4:1-19

 

December 12, 2021 for Candidates Only

3:00 Candidate Session #2 with Sr. Antoinette

To participate in virtual meetings you must notify Sr. Antoinette at least two days in advance to get the link needed to participate.  Contact her at antoinettep1964@gmail.com or 317-787-3287 ext. 3022.