Edwina Gateley Inspires Oblates at Lenten Reflection Experience

More than 70 Oblates and 30 sisters gathered at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery for the annual Oblate Lenten Reflection Experience. Thanks to the efforts and planning of oblates, Jo Clarke, Nancy Sabol and Barb Roseborough, Edwina Gateley, noted poet, author, speaker and retreat leader, was engaged for this year’s event. Oblate Jo Clarke said it well: “Edwina will challenge you – she will charm you – she will soothe and inflame you . . . .” and that is exactly what happened. Edwina’s plea for both personal and global transformation was passionate. Her story-telling held the group spell-bound, simultaneously stirring deep-bellied laughter and tears of compassion. Her insights captivated the minds and grabbed the hearts of all present. “Edwina is clearly a woman of great wisdom,” said Oblate Director, Sister Marilyn Schauble. “When an equal amount of wit is combined with that wisdom, the result leaves listeners breathless with desire and overflowing with energy to give birth to a little bit of God in the work of peace and justice.”

Click on the arrow to the right and view a slide show capturing the highlights of this memorable and inspirational Lenten Reflection Experience for the Oblates of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery.