Oblates for the Future

Oblates for the Future Symposium Postponed

Dear Oblate Directors,

We hope that you and your community are coping as well as possible during this on-going Covid-19 pandemic.

I had written to you a few months ago about the dates for this year’s Oblates for the Future Symposium. After considerable reflection we have decided to postpone the Symposium until next year. The new dates will be Sept. 28 – Oct. 22, 2021.  

The work of the Oblates for the Future symposiums, creating a new vision and reality for the empowerment of oblate Benedictines is critical to the future of Benedictine life. At the same time we don’t want to risk the health of attendees by having a large gathering at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic is still a substantial risk.

During this coming year we will be working on creating virtual programing focused on leadership and formation issues for oblate communities. As soon as we have programs to share I will send you an e-mail to let you know how we are continuing the work of this symposium during this hiatus.

Blessings on all that you are doing with and for your oblate communities!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can answer any questions or concerns.

Sr. Teresa Jackson OSB

                                                                                                                                    

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