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Oblate and Friends Retreat

August 29-September 1

Welcome Home Retreat

The date for this years Oblate Retreat is August 29 to September 1, 2019. Labor Day weekend.


Everyone is welcome - even if you are not an Oblate please join us for the weekend.

Our presenter this year will be award winner Judith Valente. She is a Journalist, Poet, Author and Producer. She has been a regular contributor to PBS, NPR and the NPR affiliate in Central Illinois.

She has written numerous books, one of which is titled "How to Live" - What the Rule of St Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning and Community.

Her new book "The Art of Pausing" is co-written with Trappist Brother Paul Quenon and Michael Bever.

Please join us for this weekend retreat with Judith - all are welcome to this place!

The theme of this year's retreat is

Running with the Light of the Rule: Timeless Wisdom for Current Challenges

The rates will be:
Single: $225.00
Married Couple: $375.00
Deposit: $85.00

Commuter: $95.00 (Saturday lunch included)

We always try to keep the rates as low as possible for everyone. Remember that the guest rooms have private bathrooms and the rate includes three delicious meals per day. There will be a welcome social the first night.

I invite you to come and share a weekend with us in this beautiful valley, where your heart, mind and spirit will be lifted up and you will leave feeling alive and refreshed.

Abbot Aidan Gore, OSB oliv


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