Today is the day on which the Oblates of St Benedict of St Meinrad Archabbey renew their oblation at Mass. It is not a public gesture but it is one of significance because it keeps in front of us our offering to God through our attention to the Scriptures, Tradition and the Rule of Benedict.

Today is also the day that the Pope has asked the Church to support in friendship and with finances the contemplative life. Please consider making an offering of prayer and money to a local monastery. They need our prayer and financial support.
The text of the renewal of Oblate promises is noted here.
Mary, mother of Benedictines, pray for us.
Saints Benedict and Scholastica, pray for us.
Saint Henry, pray for us.
Saint Frances of Rome, pray for us.