Monthly Readings

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

2020

  • 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.

2021

  • 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.
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