May 3, 2015
At Conventual Mass Abbot James and monastic community happily received the oblate professions of Kathleen Crandall and Kate Jesse in the presence of the lay Oblate Prior, Matthew J. Ouimet, the Oblate Schola, oblates and friends in the congregation. Regularly on the first Sundays of the month our oblates meet for the Mass, for hospitality in the Fort Augustus Room, for a conference by Fr. Boniface, Oblate Director, and any business matters that need attention. The Oblate Schola, directed by Mary Ann Evan, greatly enhances the celebration of the Mass with its music, which is much appreciated by the monks and congregation. The monastic community thanks its oblates for their spiritual bonding and many ways of practical support in witnessing to the value of living under the Rule of St. Benedict in today’s world.