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Meet the Oblates

 

We are Oblates of St. Scholastica Monastery with the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago. Oblates are women or men, single, or married, who seek a deeper relationship with God through association with a Benedictine community.

 

Our Oblate community has over 100 Oblate members, two groups of which meet in Chicago and one group that meets in Colorado. Many of our members also live in other states and share our community in spirit.

 

We join with the Benedictine Sisters to share in the apostolic work and prayer of the community in order to spread the spirit of St. Benedict.  Integrating prayer and work, we manifest Christ's presence in society and we seek to become holy in our chosen way of life. In our daily lives, we extend Benedictine values into the world by applying the teachings of the Rule of Benedict within our family circles,  in our places of work, and in our civic and social communities.

 

If you would like to learn more, visit our page about Oblate formationread an Oblate story, or contact Sister Benita Coffey at bcoffey@osbchicago.org or 773.764.2413 x327.

Learn more about some of our Oblates

Oblate Seth Alexander
 
Chicago, IL
Theology Professor
Oblate Dorothy Andries
 
Deerfield, IL
SSA grad, St. Patrick's/Lake Forest
Contact me at:
dorothyandries@gmail.com
Oblate M. Maureen Blackburn
 
Waterloo, IL
Physical Therapist
Contact me at:
mblackburn0515@gmail.com
Oblate Barbara Boland
 
Evanston, IL
RN, LCSW
Contact me at:
baboland@flash.net 
Oblate Kathy Caudill
 
Lake Zurich, IL
Development Director, Attorney
Contact me at: KathyCaudill785@gmail.com
Oblate Anne M. Comeau
 
Chicago, IL
Retired and Environmental Activist
Contact me at: AnneComeau1@yahoo.com
Oblate Donna Dehnert
 
Evanston, IL
Piano Teacher, Performer
Contact me at:
dazzlindonnad@gmail.com
Oblate Penny Goldman
 
Villa Park, IL
Semi-retired, Jill of all trades
Contact me at:
mzunocennt@aol.com
Oblate Penny Kerndt
 
Des Plaines, IL
Retired teacher, PT at Cubs for 5 years
Contact me at:
kerncy@sbcglobal.net
Oblate Mary Klug
 
Chicago, IL
St. Tarcissus Rectory, RE, St. Vincent de Paul
 
Oblate Paula Kowalski
 
Chicago, IL
St. Thomas Becket, Music Director
Contact me at: 
pkowalkowski@colum.edu
Oblate Maureen Martin
 
Evanston, IL
Spiritual Director and Chaplain 
Oblate Anne Matz
 
Chicago, IL
Educator
Contact me at:
Anne.Matz@yahoo.com
Oblate Rick McCallister
 
Chicago, IL
Retired
Contact me at:
Rgmchicago@gmail.com
Oblates Peter & Kate
McGovern
 
Machester, NH
Law Professors
Contact us at:
2 Waterford Way, #316
Manchester, NH 03102
Oblate Kay McSpadden
 
Chicago, IL
Retired Community College English Prof.
Contact me at:
kaymcspadd@aol.com
Oblate Tammy Perlmutter
 
Chicago, IL
Writer, Wife, Special-Needs Mom, Photographer
Contact me at:
tammygrrrl@gmail.com
Oblate Rosalie Riegle
 
Evanston, IL
Writer and Catholic Worker
Contact me at:
riegle@svsu.edu
Oblate Kathy Riordan
 
Chicago, IL
Ret. School Counselor/ELL/Food Pantry Vol.
Contact me at:
Kathynotes43@yahoo.com
Oblate Deirdre Toeller-Novak
 
Holland, MI
Community Vol., Writer, Grandmother
Contact me at:
Dtn76@sbcglobal.net