Annual Retreat

Plans for the annual retreat were changed due to updated covid restrictions practiced by the monastery.  We will meet virtually on Saturday September 11.  Speaker and topics have been modified.  Stay tuned for updated information that is different from what appears below.
The annual retreat is September 10-12, 2021.  It will be a hybrid experience open to oblates, candidates, inquirers and guests.  At this time we are planning that the retreat will be at Benedict Inn Retreat and Conference Center.  To attend in person kindly have proof of one of the following:

1. Fourteen days since your final vaccine shot 

2. PCR test administered in the last 3 days with negative result

3. Antigen ("rapid") test administered in the last 6 hours with negative result

 
Registration is required.  Please use one of the forms below.  Note there are three different forms:  Residential, Commuter, and Virtual.  Be sure to complete the correct form and return it to Sr. Antoinette by August 25, 2021.  You may  send it by postal mail to address provided on the form; copy the form you need and paste it in an email message, or copy it into another document that you attach to an email.
Retreat Schedule
All times are EDT
Theme:  Vibrantly Living Benedictine Values Day by Day
Presenter:  Sr. Karen Joseph, OSB of  Monastery Immaculate Conception Ferdinand, IN
 

Friday Evening, September 10

3:00-5:00         Arrival/check-in at Benedict Inn

5:15                 Evening Prayer (place to be determined yet)

5:45                 Supper in Benedict Inn Dining Room

7:00                 Commuter Check-in at Benedict Inn

7:30                 Fun and festivity to celebrate being community

 

Saturday, September 11

8:00                 Breakfast in Benedict Inn Dining Room

9:00                 Morning Prayer (place to be determined yet)

10:15               Commuter check-in; admittance of virtual attendees

10:30               “Mindfulness: The Gift of the Moment” led by Sr. Karen

11:45               Midday Prayer (place to be determined yet)

12:00               Lunch in Benedict Inn Dining Room

                        Free Time for Personal Reflection

3:00                 “Be Salt! Be Light!” led by Sr. Karen

4:15                 Free Time for Personal Reflection

5:15                 Evening Prayer

5:45                 Supper in Benedict Inn Dining Room

7:00                 “Be Fully Alive!” led by Sr. Karen

8:15                 Compline

 

Sunday, September 12

8:00                 Breakfast in Benedict Inn Dining Room

9:00                 Morning Prayer

9:30                 Free Time for Personal Reflection

11:00               Mass in Monastery Chapel (hopefully, we can do this)

12:00               Dinner in Benedict Inn Dining Room

2:30                 Social

3:00                Open Meeting for Oblates, Candidates, Inquirers

                        Rite of Welcome for New Candidates for Oblation

                        Group Lectio on Rule of Benedict Chapter One

 

NOTE:  Items in bold indicate sessions that will be available virtually via Zoom.

 

RESIDENTIAL REGISTRATION                                                DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2021

 

Full Name _________________________________ Phone Numbers___________________________

E mail Address _____________________________________________________________________

Emergency Contact: Name ____________________________________________________________

Relationship to you_________________________; Phone number ____________________________

 

Special Needs concerning food or mobility:

 

 

RETREAT FEES:  $25.00 per person to cover speaker stipend plus fees for room and meals as indicated below.

 

Please indicate with a circle or highlight the night(s) you will be with us behind the line that represents your housing choice.  Figure the amount you owe for housing.  Add the total and indicate it below. (prices include Innkeeper Tax)

 

Single room with sink; common bath at $52.65 per night:  Fri;  Sat

Single room with private bath* at $67.86 per night:  Fri;  Sat

Double room with private bath* at $74.88 per night:  Fri;  Sat

            My roommate will be: ____________________________________

*Rooms with private bath are limited and will be granted to first requests received.  Fee for double room is shared.

 

Please indicate with a circle or highlight the meals you will be with us.  Figure the amount you owe for food.  Add the total and indicate it below. (prices include Hospitality Tax)

 

Breakfast is $8.45 each:   Sat  Sun    Lunch is $11.17 each:  Sat  Sun  Dinner is $13.08 each:  Fri  Sat

 

Retreat fee:                                        $  ___25.00______ (helps cover cost of speaker fees)

Amount due for bedroom is:          $  _______________

Amount due for food is:                  $  _______________

 

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE is:                  $ _______________

 

TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION, YOU MAY EITHER:

  1. Email a copy of this form and send a check for the amount due to Sr. Antoinette.

  2. Mail a hard copy of this form and send with check to Sr. Antoinette.

Make check payable to SISTERS OF ST BENEDICT.  For credit card payments use the following link:

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/SistersofStBenedictOurLa/oblates.html

 

Mail to: OBLATE RETREAT / 1402 Southern Avenue / Beech Grove, IN 46107

 

Contact Sr. Antoinette if you have questions or concerns--317-787-3287 ext. 3022 or antoinettep1964@gmail.com

 

COMMUTER REGISTRATION                                             DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2021             

 

Full Name ___________________________________________ Phone _______________________

E mail Address ____________________________________________________________________

Emergency Contact: Name ____________________________________________________________

Relationship to you_________________________; Phone number ____________________________

 

Special Needs concerning food or mobility:

 

 

RETREAT FEES:  $25.00 per person to cover speaker stipend plus fee for meals as indicated below.

 

Please indicate with a circle or highlight the meals you will be with us.  Figure the amount you owe for food.  Add the total and indicate it below. (prices include Hospitality Tax)

 

Breakfast is $8.45 each:   Sat  Sun    Lunch is $11.17 each:  Sat  Sun  Dinner is $13.08 each:  Fri  Sat

 

Retreat fee:                                        $  ____25.00_____ (helps cover cost of speaker fees)

Amount due for food is:                  $ _______________

 

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE is:                  $ _______________

TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION, YOU MAY EITHER:

  1. Email a copy of this form and send a check for the amount due;

  2. Mail a hard copy of this form and send with check as indicated below.

Make check payable to SISTERS OF ST BENEDICT.  For credit card payment use the following link:

 

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/SistersofStBenedictOurLa/oblates.html

 

Mail to: OBLATE RETREAT / 1402 Southern Avenue / Beech Grove, IN 46107

 

Contact Sr. Antoinette if you have questions or concerns--317-787-3287 ext. 3022 or antoinettep1964@gmail.com

 

 

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION                                                       DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2021             

 

Full Name ___________________________________________ Phone _______________________

E mail Address ____________________________________________________________________

 

Retreat Fee:  $25 per person retreat fee to cover speaker stipend

TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION, YOU MAY EITHER:

  1. Email a copy of this form and send a check for the amount due;

  2. Mail a hard copy of this form and send with check as indicated below.

Make check payable to SISTERS OF ST BENEDICT.  For credit card payment use the following link:

 

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/SistersofStBenedictOurLa/oblates.html

 

Mail to: OBLATE RETREAT / 1402 Southern Avenue / Beech Grove, IN 46107

 

Contact Sr. Antoinette if you have questions or concerns--317-787-3287 ext. 3022 or antoinettep1964@gmail.com.