Renewal of Oblations – 16 September

We give thanks to God on this anniversary of the oblations of

Father Jack Augustine Barker, Obl.S.B.;

Fr. Matthew Cuthbert Dallman, Obl.S.B.;

Ms. Karen Patrick Lee-Thorp, Obl.S.B.;

Bishop Michael Aidan Smith, Obl.S.B.; and

Father Steve Lambert Rice, Obl.S.B.

Please join your prayers with mine in thanksgiving for their service as oblates!

Congratulations and blessings to you all, Jack Augustine, Matthew Cuthbert, Karen Patrick, Michael Aidan, and Steve Lambert!  Attached below is a rite for renewing your oblation.

Pax et bonum,

Br. John-Bede, O.S.B.

Annual Renewal of Oblation. [Those who have made a final oblation are encouraged to renew their commitment annually, ideally at the monastery of their oblation or at some gathering of oblates.  But private renewals are desirable as well.]

I renew my oblation as an Oblate of the St. Benet Biscop Chapter of the Oblates of St. John’s Abbey.  I promise again to serve God, the Church, and the world according to the Rule of St. Benedict.

Let us pray.

God, most holy and loving, strengthen these oblates in their commitment to follow you in the way of St. Benedict.  Through their daily prayer and work, may they be inspired to live in Christ and to bring his love to the world and his peace to all hearts.  This we pray through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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