Calendar

Jun
22
Sat
Assembly of Deanery Representatives @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jun 22 all-day

Contact the Oblate Office for details.

Jun
23
Sun
Poverty and Simplicity in Benedictine Spirituality @ Brownfield Center, Saint Vincent Seminary
Jun 23 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Brother Barnabas O’Reilly as he talks on Poverty and Simplicity in Benedictine Spirituality at the monthly meeting of the Oblates of Saint Benedict of Saint Vincent Archabbey. The talks take place in the Brownfield Center on campus as part of the regular schedule of Oblate meetings at 3 p.m. Following the talks, Oblates are invited to pray Sunday vespers with the Benedictines.
Oblates or others wishing to purchase DVDs of the talks can visit the Saint Vincent College Bookstore.

Jun
28
Fri
Benedictine Spirituality Retreat: The Humility of the Sacred Heart in Benedictine Spirituality @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day

Retreat Description: As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, during this weekend retreat, we remember the simple beautiful invocation of the Litany of the Sacred Heart, “Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine.”  Saint Benedict lived long before the Revelation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary, but he already highlighted a key virtue of the Sacred Heart: humility.  In this retreat we will reflect on humility in Benedictine spirituality and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Retreat Master: Father Boniface Hicks O.S.B., has a master of arts and master of divinity degree from Saint  Vincent Seminary, as well as a Ph.D. in computer science from Pennsylvania State University. He co-authored, along with Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., the book Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love, and has been involved with WAOB (We Are One Body) radio station, serving as its program director, and is also director of Spiritual Life for Saint Vincent Seminary.

Check-in: 3 to 5:30 p.m., Leander Hall.Retreat ends at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Online registration available at this link.

Benedictine Spirituality Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jun 28 @ 3:00 PM – Jun 30 @ 1:00 PM

The Humility of the Sacred Heart in Benedictine Spirituality

June 28-30, 2019

As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, during this weekend retreat, we remember the simple beautiful invocation of the Litany of the Sacred Heart, “Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Thine.” St. Benedict lived long before the Revelation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary, but he already highlighted a key virtue of the Sacred Heart: humility. In this retreat we will reflect on humility in Benedictine spirituality and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Retreat Master: Father Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., was ordained to the priesthood in 2004. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Vincent College and assists with programming at WAOB Radio

Check-in: 3 to 5:30 p.m., Leander Hall. Retreat ends at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Jul
5
Fri
NAABOD Biennial Conference @ The Brownfield Center
Jul 5 – Jul 10 all-day

Next year’s biennial meeting of the North American Association of Benedictine Oblate Directors will take place on July 5-10. The theme will be “Continuing the Sacred Tradition: Benedictine Spirituality Today and Tomorrow.” Information for registration will be obtained in January, 2019.  Two Oblates from each participating monastery are welcome to attend. If you are an Oblate who has been active in the Oblate Program in your area and would like to consider attending, please contact the Oblate Office.

Jul
10
Wed
Simple Vows @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Jul 10 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Novices will make first vows as Benedictine monks while junior monks will renew their temporary vows at Vespers.

Jul
11
Thu
Solemn Vows @ Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica
Jul 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Oblates are invited to attend the solemn profession of monastic vows of junior monks who have completed one year in the novitiate and three years in temporary vows during a Mass in the Archabbey Basilica.

Jul
19
Fri
Men’s Retreat | Courage: The Virtue of Fortitude In Our Troubled Times @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jul 19 – Jul 21 all-day

Retreat Description: The Catholic Faith will provide all the strength needed for you to battle the growing darkness of our troubled times – if you take Christ as your Captain. This retreat will focus on the special challenges facing men in our post-Christian social environment and ways to cultivate the virtue of fortitude. The teachings of the Church on the virtue of fortitude and the pursuit of holiness will be illustrated by Church history and the lives of the saints.

Retreat Master: Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B., has a master of arts, master of divinity and bachelor of sacred theology degrees from Saint Vincent Seminary, a master of arts degree in classical languages from the University of Illinois, and a doctorate in classical philology from the University of Vienna, Austria. He is an assistant professor of classical languages at Saint Vincent Seminary and a member of the faculty of Saint Vincent College.

Check-in: 3 to 5:30 p.m., Leander Hall. Retreat ends at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Online registration available at this link.

Men’s Retreat @ Saint Vincent Archabbey
Jul 19 @ 3:00 PM – Jul 21 @ 1:00 PM

Courage: The Virtue of Fortitude In Our Troubled Times 
July 28 to 30, 2017

The Catholic Faith will provide all the strength needed for you to battle the growing darkness of our troubled times – if you take Christ as your Captain. This retreat will focus on the special challenges facing men in our post-Christian social environment and ways to cultivate the virtue of fortitude. The teachings of the Church on the virtue of fortitude and the pursuit of holiness will be illustrated by Church history and the lives of the saints.

Retreat Master: Father Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B., has a master of arts, master of divinity and bachelor of sacred theology degrees from Saint Vincent Seminary, a master of arts degree in classical languages from the University of Illinois, and a doctorate in classical philology from the University of Vienna, Austria. He is an assistant professor of classical languages at Saint Vincent Seminary and a member of the faculty of Saint Vincent College.

Check-in: 3:00—5:30 p.m., Leander Hall

Jul
21
Sun
Benedictine Spirituality Talk @ Brownfield Center, Saint Vincent Seminary
Jul 21 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Father Kurt Belsole as he talks about “The Real Saint Benedict: Taking a Look at Certain Passages from the Holy Rule,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at Saint Vincent Archabbey. The talks take place in the Brownfield Center on campus as part of the regular schedule of Oblate meetings at 3 p.m. Following the talks, Oblates are invited to pray Sunday vespers with the Benedictines.
Oblates or others wishing to purchase DVDs of the talks can visit the Saint Vincent College Bookstore.