Oblate retreat – open to the public

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The Spiritual Practice of Friendship led by Brad Lutz Looking at our experience, Scripture and the Rule, we will consider that friendship is more than being friendly—it is a spiritual practice that opens us to the workings of God’s grace. Our sessions will include time for reflection and sharing as well as didactic. Facilitator: Brad S. Lutz is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has served congregations in PA, OH, IL and FL, where he is currently interim pastor at the Church of the Palms, Delray Beach. His ministry has also included hospice chaplaincy and AIDS …

Nancy Breitsprecher

Changes and chances

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by Nancy Breitsprecher, Oblate class of 2002 Despite the pressure to live in the “now,” my gratitude is to Holy Wisdom Monastery and the oblate program that have led me along through my later years. Back in the 1980s I visited Saint Benedict Center—attending a few retreats, browsing the library as a new preacher.Becoming an oblate is to take a particular path through the “changes and chances of this mortal life,” as noted in many older books of common prayer. In 2001 my husband Paul and I came to a retreat and learned about Holy Wisdom Oblates. I was 70 at …