Chapter Gatherings

General Notes

The Lincoln Chapter meets on the second Sunday of the month, September through May, except for November. Sunday gatherings are held 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Sheridan Room at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, with Vespers in the chapel following the gathering.

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, Neb.

For the Sunday Chapter meeting, use the east entrance and take the north corridor to reach the North Commons Cafeteria and the Sheridan Room. The chapel for Vespers is next to the Commons.

You are always welcome to bring a guest, such as a spouse, relative or friend to the sessions.

Chapter Readings

The readings for 2018–2020 come from The Road to Eternal Life: Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict’s Rule, Michael Casey OCSO, 2012.

Schedule of Readings for 2018–2019

  • September: Preface, Introduction, and Chapters 1–2
  • October: Chapters 3–5
  • November: Oblation Ceremony, no readings or discussion
  • December: Chapters 6–9
  • January: Chapters 10–12
  • February: Chapters 13–15
  • March: Chapters 16–18
  • April: Chapters 19–21
  • May: Chapters 22–24.

Schedule of Readings for 2019–2020

  • September: Chapters 25–27
  • October: Chapters 28–30
  • November: Oblation Ceremony, no readings or discussion
  • December: Chapters 31–34
  • January: Chapters 35–37
  • February: Chapters 38–40
  • March: Chapters 41–43
  • April: Chapters 44–46
  • May: Chapters 47–50.

Companion Gatherings

Companion group includes those who are in their novice (first) year as oblates and have not made their final oblation. Lessons are held during the monthly chapter gatherings on the second Sunday of the month. Lessons are from the Oblate Handbook.

Ut in Omnibus Glorificetur Deus
“All for the honor and glory of God!”

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