The Benedictine Oblates of St. Walburg Monastery


Holy Rule:  Ch. 72: vs. 11-12:  Prefer nothing whatever to Christ,

and may He lead us all together to everlasting life.



Thanks to all for the wonderful

Ice Cream Social on June 22!

Coordinator:  Mary Easterling

Music:  Gail & Dick Michalack

Servers, Ice Cream Dippers, Gift Cart pushers, etc.

Bingo Caller: Jim Lockhart.

You are all the Best!


July 11, Thursday, Solemnity of St. Benedict.  Mass 11:30 am.



July 28 – Aug. 2, 2019:  Community Retreat with Sr. Kathy Huber, OSB, from the Ferdinand Community. “Expanding Our Hearts in Christ: Being the Presence of Christ Today.” Begins on Sun. 7:pm Evening Prayer, closing Fri. Aug. 2 with Evening Prayer. Fr. Ken Overberg, SJ will preside at Mass each day.  See retreat schedule on back page.  Oblates are encouraged to participate in Liturgies and presentations and sign up for phone duty during the retreat.  Contact Sr. Mary Rabe, or call 331-6324) There is room at the Guest House for those wishing to stay overnight. Contact Sr. Mary Carol Hellmann.


Retreat Schedule: July 28 – August 2

Sunday 7:00 pm opening:  Evening Prayer & Conference

Mon-Fri. except as noted

7:15     Breakfast

9:00     Morning Prayer9:30    Conference

11:30   Eucharist

12:00   Lunch

Thursday 3:00  Reconciliation Service

2:30     Conference (M,T,W,F)

5:00     Evening Prayer

5:30     Supper

7:00     Night Prayer


July 30, Tues. 12:30-2:30 pm, Coordinating Committee will meet with Sr. Mary to plan the Calendar for the year, in the Lower Level Meeting Room.


Volunteer Opportunities:  Mary Jo Rechtin Coordinating:

    -Thanks to those who helped with the Youth group on Monday, July 8th.

    – August 13, Tues. Serving at Mary Rose Mission with the Sisters.

August 28, Thurs. Sr. Cathy will provide a Virtus training session
at Villa Madonna Academy. You need to sign up online at

If you need more information, contact Sr. Cathy at the Monastery,