Oblate meetings are held throughout Southern California and at the Abbey on a monthly basis. All are welcome to attend. One does not have to be an oblate to attend. If you would like to go to a meeting please contact the group by the e-mail address given below.
LOCAL OBLATE GROUPS meet monthly in the following areas:
Led by Paul Ford and Janice Daurio. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Send a message to Beverly Ingram, via email@example.com.
Led by Fr. Phillip Edward O.S.B. Meeting are on the 4th Saturday. Send a message to Anne Filipski via firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOS ANGELES AREA OBLATES
This group gathers for Mass and a conference on monastic spirituality at Holy Spirit Retreat Center 4316 Lanai Rd in Encino at 2 p.m. The 2019 remaining schedule : July 20, August 24 (new date), September 28 (new date), October 19, November 16, December 14. The contacts are Marianne Dozier, email@example.com or Anne Mc Elravey, firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 999-6004.
RIVERSIDE AREA OBLATES
Contact Lance Wiseman by email email@example.com or phone 951-781-9855 x14, for information.
Led by Fr. Isaac Kalina O.S.B., this group meets at the Abbey at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of the month. Please contact: Chris McDowell (661) 944-1047 .
SAN FERNANDO AREA OBLATES
Led by Ron and Jody Berges. This group meets monthly on a Thursday evening to practice lectio divina, to discuss life in the world according to the Rule, and to sing Compline. The contact person is Ron Berges at (818) 766-8842 or at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIMI VALLEY AREA OBLATES
This group is led by Fr. Francis Benedict O.S.B. and meets for Mass and a conference on monastic spirituality at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. The contact person is Hope Morrissey at (805) 527-0623 or email@example.com
ORANGE COUNTY AREA OBLATES
Led by Fr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B., this group meets monthly on a Friday at 7:30 p.m. (dates may vary) for Vespers and a conference on monastic spirituality. The contact person is Mary Kaufman: 714 665 8730; e-mail: Mjkauffman@aol.com.Da
Led by Abbot Damien Toilolo O.S.B. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday. Contact: Pat Erzinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 OBLATE CONFERENCES HELD AT THE ABBEY
January 17 Fr. Luke
February 21 Br. Paul
March 21 Fr. Francis
April 18 Fr. Isaac
May 23 Abbot Damien
June 20 Fr. Patrick
July 18 Br. John Baptist
August 15 Fr. Isaac
September 19 Fr. Francis
October 17 Fr. Patrick
November 21 Fr. Joseph
December 19 Fr. Aelred
***Please note that on occasion the monk speakers for the Sunday meetings might change at the last minute due to unexpected absence or other reasons.***