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Nebraska Oblate Chapter


Started in 1993, the Nebraska Chapters has seen significant growth from Lincoln, into the surrounding communities. Many Nebraska Oblates has spread throughout the country, either linking with other monasteries or continuing their annual renewal with Sacred Heart Monastery/Nebraska Chapter.

Annually in August, there is several orientation sessions for persons interested in learning more about the Oblates. A process of formation is explained for the Initial Formation for new members and the On-Going Formation for all Oblates. Individual orientation sessions is available upon request. See calendar for scheduled dates.

On the second Sunday of November, the Oblation Ceremony is held in the James E. Ryan Memorial Chapel at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South Street. It is then that Inquirers make their first Oblation, Novice Oblates make their final Oblation and other Oblates make their renewal of Oblation.

General Assembly Chapter Meetings

In addition to the General Assembly Chapter meetings, Novice Oblates join Companion groups and all other Oblates join Cell groups for continuing study.

Annual Retreats

An annual retreat is arranged either in conjunction with Sacred Heart Monastery or with other monasteries that are within driving distance of Lincoln.

Other Resources

A mobile library of Benedictine and Scriptural books is available for signing out.  A handbook for the Benedictine Oblates of Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, is available through the Nebraska oblate website.

See our website  or Facebook page for current monthly meeting dates, newsletter and assignments. Pictures from 2016 on our Flickr page.

Initial Oblation 2015                                                                                                Final Oblation 2015

Nebraska Initial Oblation ceremony 2015

(Left to right) Prioress, S. Penny Bingham, Lilla Revesz, Linda Turner-Minchow, Louise Tollefson, Mary Shada, Paula Sayker, Lylaine Abbott, Bill Abbott. (Not present: Sarah Krypal, Tina Krolikowski, Eric Biehl)

Nebraska Final Oblation Final 2015

(Left to right) Christy Roehrick, Amaechi Izeogu, Jessica C. Stoner, Donna L. Woudenberg, Kimberly Graeve, Doreen (Boots) Primavera-Wailes, and Prioress, S. Penny Bingham in front at the altar. (Not present: John Clyne)











The Nebraska chapters are listed below, with additional information on our website at Nebraska Chapters.


All general assembly meetings are held at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South Street. Enter the east entrance of Madonna. The James E. Ryan Chapel is next to the Commons.

Sunday evening Chapter meetings are held from 7 – 9 p.m., the second Sunday of each month. Meetings are held in the north Commons Cafeteria.

Monday evening Chapter meetings are held from 7 – 9 on the Monday after the second Sunday of the month. Meetings are held in the Flanagan Room.


Monday evenings: 7 – 9 p.m. All meetings will be held in the Banquet Room across the street from St. Anthony’s Church, the last Monday of each month unless otherwise specified.


Monthly meetings are held every second Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Family Room or other designated room at St. Michael’s Church, 715 Creighton Avenue.

Nebraska Oblate Chapter

For more information contact:
S. Phyllis Hunhoff, Associate Director
Sacred Heart Monastery
1005 West 8th Street
Yankton, SD 57078

Benedictine Sisters
Sacred Heart Monastery
1005 W. 8th St.
Yankton, SD 57078

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