January 5, 2020

Having completed his one year novitiate, Michael Cina read and signed his written profession as an oblate of St. Benedict before the Abbot, the monastic community, oblates and friends. We give thanks to God for all the lay oblates who live by the Rule of St. Benedict in their everyday lives. They give witness beyond the monastery to the wisdom of Benedict in balancing prayer and work, along with stewardship for the earth.