We have a monthly meeting to support those who are involved in the Benedictine life, including oblates from the two Anglican Benedictine Communities in Australia. the meetings are usually held at St George’s. We try and meet once a month to provide a support for those who are called to follow the Benedictine way whilst living in the world.
Our next meeting will be on 10 September at St George’s – commencing with mass at 11 am.
8 October – St George’s
12 November – we will confirm this date and location at our next meeting.
This is a good little clip about oblates from PBS in the USA.
St Benedict’s Day
We will keep this the Saturday near the feast of St Benedict on 11 July. This year it was on 9 July, 2022. Mother Lesley McLean was our guest preacher.
St Benedict is considered by many to be the founding father of religious orders in the Western Church. The Rule that he wrote for his community of monks in the 5th century is still relevant in today’s world for monastics and lay people alike.
Throughout the year St George’s offers hospitality to a group of oblates – lay people associated with a religious order – for whom the Rule of St Benedict provides a guide for daily living in ordinary life.Each year we invite members of religious orders, together with oblates and associates, to join us for a Mass in honour of St Benedict. This is followed by a shared lunch in the Parish Hall.
In 2017 we had Archdeacon Michael Whting preach for us and the renewal of oblation vows. In 2018 the Archbishop was our guest preacher. In 2019 we had Fr David McDougall.