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Final Oblation and Renewal Ceremony April 9th, 2017 | Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel

Nebraska Oblation Ceremony

On Sunday, November 13th, 2016, several individuals made their initial, final and renewal of Oblation. It was held at the James E. Ryan Memorial Chapel in Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Picture of individuals listed in the picture above from left to right starting with the top row: Initial Oblates: Lincoln Chapter; Michael Chaffee, Steinauer; Kristin Blecha, Hastings Chapter; Joan Hopkins.

Next photo Final Oblation, Lincoln Chapter: Eric Biehl, Mary Shada, Lilla Revesz, Lylaine Abbott, Bill Abbott. (Louise Tollefson not pictured)

Renewal of Oblation (not pictured): Hastings Chapter: Tina Krolikowski, Steinauer CHapter; Eric Biehl

In the group shots the Sisters present from left to right included: S. Phyllis Hunhoff, (Prioress), S. Penny Bingham, and S. Patricia Heirigs.

Fall Oblate Retreat

Recap of The Fall Oblate Retreat 2016.  The four talks that were presented included S. Marietta Kerkvliet, “Praying with the Psalms” S. Corinne Lemmer “Praying with the body,” S. Doris Oberembt, “Prayer -being with God” and S. Cynthia Binder, “Spirituality and Art.” A few pictures of the speakers are below.

“The presentations by Sisters Marietta K., Corinne L.,Cynthia B., and Doris O. along with the hand-outs are great tools for my reflection. The presentation in this retreat were different than I’ve experience at previous retreat that I have attended. I am grateful God allowed me to attend and appreciate the partial scholarship to do so.” –Marianne G.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to spend this past weekend at retreat at the monastery. We learned so much about prayer and growing in our spiritual journey. It was special getting to know you and the sisters and Mary better.” —Bill and Lylaine Abbott

Prior Oblate Retreat ’15

(Left) Oblates gather for a group photo after attending a retreat at Sacred Heart Monastery. Back row: Oblates Sharon Connor, Juliene Bryan, Phil Kelley, “flat Bishop Marty,” Carol Barry, Mark Nesladek Front row: S. Patricia Heirigs (Oblate Director), Matt Gibilisco, Shirley Cruickshank, Carol Olson, S. Mary Jo Polak (Retreat Presenter)

Oblates News and Events: Group photo after the 2015 Spring retreat at Sacred Heart Monastery

Oblates News and Events: S. Corinne Lemmer (Retreat Presneter) and attendee


(Right) Oblates gather for a group photo after attending a Spring retreat at Sacred Heart Monastery. “Ways of Praying” S. Corrinne Lemmer (Retreat Presenter) and attendee




Oblates News and Events: Pictured (Left to right) Delores Winckler, Lois Lehmkuhl, Jeremy Behrends, Rose Paz, and Riley Pearson

Oblates celebrate the recent Oblations and their renewals at the monastery.



(Left to right) Delores Winckler, Lois Lehmkuhl, Jeremy Behrends, Rose Paz, and Riley Pearson



Oblates News and Events: Howard Lehmkuhl (Left) Mary Albrecht (Right) receive first profession of Oblation.

Howard Lehmkuhl (Left) Mary Albrecht (Right)

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