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Novice Class Assignment:
Read the Chapters 5-7 of the Rule of Saint Benedict. Meets in the Lake Room on the third floor of Saint Leo Hall (Four-story white building).
Class is led by Brother Stanislaw, OSB.
Oblate Class Assignment:
Meets in the Lake Room.
Class is led by Abbot Isaac, OSB.
HERE IS THE ASSIGNMENT WRITTEN BY ABBOT ISAAC:
In our desire to live our religion we try to live what it deems of us.
For Christians, it means to follow the Commandments and as Jesus asks us:
To be holy because God our Father is holy.
This is my question to you:
Why are you Catholic?
Or in some cases, why have you embraced another denomination?
1- Are you faithful?
2- Do you follow the commandments?
3- What are they, the Commandments?
4- What does it mean to be faithful to our call to live in this Church? Catholic or otherwise.
5- When we sin, a grave sin, a mortal sin, do we deserve reconciliation?
Based on what is above, do you have any questions?
Please try to respond to these questions by writing down your answers.
I will only answer questions that are written down.
If you want to send your responses to me via email at:
before the meeting that will be great.
Signed,Suggestion from the oblate office:
Your email's subject line should be: OBLATE SUNDAY 9/2
That will help our busy abbot.
1. Retreat Hosting Update with Dianna Roby.
2. Volunteering at your abbey.
This session meets in the Lake Room after the Oblate Class. There is a short break to get coffee and desserts.
The third session ends at 3:55 pm.
What to bring:
Snacks to share, optional
The Saving Grace updated August 27.
The monks thank everyone who brought items. Your gifts help the monks tremendously and they appreciate your remembering them when you shop.
Remember the Drive-Thru Drop Off Service provided by Dan Spears 9:30 am to 9:45 am by the Abbey Welcome Center.
Thank you. Each month the monks express their appreciation and thanks for everyone who helps them in The Saving Grace.
If you want to read the Holy Rule in the 1865 translation/amplification by a priest of Mount Melleray Cistercian Abbey in Ireland, here is the interesting book in Google Books. The Holy Rule of Saint Benedict translated by a priest of Mount Melleray, Abbey. History of Mount Melleray Abbey.
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