Chapter Meetings

General Notes

The Steinauer Chapter meets the last Monday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Banquet Room of Convent House Bed and Breakfast across from St. Anthony’s Church, Steinauer.

Refreshments will be provided at each meeting by the two Oblates who are responsible for the reflection and prayer.

The Steinauer Chapter does not have a cell.

The dean of the chapter is Marcia Borcher.

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

Chapter Readings

The readings for 2020–2021 come from The Oblate Handbook and Humility Rules (ISBN 9-781-6216-4149-0) by J. Augustine Wetta, OSB


  • September: Selections from the Oblate Handbook (download): In the section, “Monastic Tradition,” “The place of monasticism in the modern world,” p. 44, and “Living in Community,” including “Primary Ingredients of Christian Community,” pp. 48–52.
  • October: Humility Rules, Introduction, pp. 11–25.
  • November: Humility Rules, Step #1, “Fear of God,” pp. 27–37, and Step #2, “Self-Denial,” pp. 39–49.
  • December: Humility Rules, Step #3, “Obedience,” pp. 51–61, and Step #4, “Perseverance,” pp. 63–73.


  • January: Humility Rules, Step #5, “Repentance,” pp. 75–85, and Step #6, “Serenity,” pp. 87–97.
  • February: Humility Rules, Step #7, “Self-Abasement,” pp. 99–109, and Step #8, “Prudence,” pp. 111–121.
  • March: Humility Rules, Step #9, “Silence,” pp. 123–133, and Step #10, “Dignity,” pp. 135–145.
  • April or May: Humility Rules, Step #11, “Discretion,” pp. 147–157, Step #12, “Reverence,” pp. 159–169, and Conclusion, pp. 171–173. NOTE: There are no reading assignments during the month of the Oblation Ceremony.

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