Fr. Daniel, Australia-New Zealand Obltaes Chaplain, addressed them with conference series early July.  

Observances and Observations
On The Road in Aotearoa New Zealand 2021

Phillip Saunders, Oblate of the Camaldolese Benedictine community, affiliated to New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, California, USA. writes a journal about his journey that has taken place in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read his journal “Observances and Observations” here.

Advent Vespers and Collatio. 2021

Noel Vespers & Collatio will take place on the Monday nights preceding each of the 4 Sundays of Advent:
 #1 Monday, Nov 22, Vespers (@ 6:00pm) followed by Collatio (@ 6:30pm)re: Gospel for First Sunday of Advent 
#2 Monday Nov 29th, Vespers (@ 6:00pm) followed by Collatio (@ 6:30pm)re: Second Sunday of Advent Gospel
#3 Monday Dec 6th, Vespers (@ 6:00pm) followed by Collatio (@ 6:30pm)re: Third Sunday of Advent Gospel
#4 Monday Dec 13th, Vespers (@ 6:00pm) followed by Collatio (@ 6:30pm)re: Fourth Sunday of Advent Gospel
The format will be:* Vespers (with slides to follow/chant/pray along), the Vesper reading will be live streamed from the chapel. Vespers are followed by a brief pause to transition. * Welcome and opening remarks by the speaker (Fr. Daniel or Fr. Stephen). * We will then hear the Gospel proclaimed multiple times (with a slide of the words provided). All will have a moment to reflect. The speaker will offer his reflection on the reading, then invite folks to join in and call on those who wish to share their reflections. Vespers and Collatio is available virtually for all. For those of you who are able, singers/chanters are invited to join us for Vespers & Collatio in person in the chapel. Folks joining us live in the chapel won’t be shown on camera. We need the voices for the call and response chant of Vespers. You are free to stay for Collatio, or leave after Vespers in the brief intermission between Vespers & Collatio.
Please remember to enter the virtual chapel in silence by muting your microphone. Thank you.  The zoom link is the same each week.MRC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Noel Collatio
Time: Nov 22, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Mon, until Dec 20, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)
        Nov 22, 2021 06:00 PM
        Nov 29, 2021 06:00 PM
        Dec 6, 2021 06:00 PM
        Dec 13, 2021 06:00 PM

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Daniel Schrock from Indiana made his Oblation at MRC on Friday, July 23.

Highlights of Paschal Triduum 2021

Oblates of the Monastery of the Risen Christ

For information about becoming an Oblate or about the Oblate Formation Program, please contact:

Fr. Stephen Coffey OSB, Cam.

Oblate Director

Email: sgcoffey@yahoo.com

Mary Pat George

Oblate Coordinator

Email: ronandmpg@gmail.com

Camaldolese Oblates

The Christian monastic tradition can be traced back at least to the 3rd century, and there have been Oblates connected with monastic communities, in various ways, practically from the beginning. Camaldolese Benedictine Oblates continue in this great tradition.

Our Oblates are lay persons or members of other orders or diocesan clergy (or even bishops) who seek to live a life in harmony with God through the Camaldolese Oblate Rule, striving to incorporate its values, rhythms and spirituality into their lives.

Over 600 men and women from all over the world have become Camaldolese Oblates.

When possible, they regularly return to New Camaldoli Hermitage and/or to Incarnation Monastery for spiritual retreat, as well as attend, when possible, local Oblate retreats offered in various areas and/or our annual Camaldolese Oblate gathering.

Camaldolese Oblates are recognized as Benedictine Oblates by all Benedictine Abbeys and Monasteries around the world.

Oblature Profession of new Oblates
Oblate Gathering

Oblate Formation Days 2021 –

February 27: Winter Retreat, Part I. We’ll be looking at the Prologue of the Rule, particularly at what St. Benedict meant when he referred to the monastery as a “school for the Lord’s service.” 

March 27: Winter Retreat, Part II

May 22:Spring Retreat, Part I:  Here, we’ll examine Ch. 4 of the Rule, “Tools for Good Works.”

June 19:Spring Retreat, Part II.

October 23:Fall Retreat, Part I: Our focus this time will be on Ch. 7 of the Rule, “The Ladder of Humility.”

November 20:Fall Retreat, Part II.

Presenters: Fr. Stephen Coffey, Paula Huston and a Panel of Oblates.

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