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2019 Spring Council Information

The Council members of the Order will gather for the Spring Council meeting beginning at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 21 through Thursday, May 23 at noon.  Prior to the Council meeting, the Daily Office Revision Team (DORT) will meet on Monday, May 20.  (Limited rooms are available Sunday night for the DORT team.)  The meetings will be held at St. Paul of the Cross, Pittsburgh, PA.

2019 Retreat Information

This year’s retreat is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th to Thursday October 18th Our theme will be “Glimpses of Heaven: Iconography and Spirituality.”  The Retreat will be held at St. Paul of the Cross, Pittsburgh, PA.  Local area iconographers Michael Kapeluck and Randi Sider-Rose will be the iconographers who will discuss their creative process and the prayer/spiritual dimension of their artistic work.  An add-on icon workshop with Ms. Sider-Rose will be held Thursday, October 17, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., for a reasonable additional cost.  Watch for more details later this summer.
    Mark your calendars and make your plans to attend this amazing retreat.  A registration form will be forthcoming in the summer months, and this year we plan to accept on-line registrations and payment.
    Again, the DORT team will meet the day ahead of the Retreat, Monday, October 14, if necessary, and a limited number of rooms are available Sunday night.

2018 Retreat Information and Registration Form

2018 Retreat

This year’s retreat is scheduled for October 15-18, 2018 at St. Paul of the Cross, 148 Monastery Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1498 (http://stpaulsretreatcenter-pittsburgh.org).

Our guest speaker will be Sr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson, our Provincial General and Sister Margaret William McCarthy Endowed Chair of Music at Regis College in Weston, MA.

Sr. Heather will help us explore “Hymns Arising: Music & Healing in Worship.” Parts of the retreat will be drawn from her 2016 book The Reason Why We Sing (published by OSL Publications). Members of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, through their newsletter The Stanza, have been invited to attend.

The retreat will also celebrate the publication of The Lukan Book of Feasts and Holy Days. Br. Dwight Vogel will provide us with an introduction to this new OSL resource.

You can find the registration form here. Download and complete the form and send it to Br. George R. Crisp, Prior General. Registrations are due by September 21.

2018 Retreat Information

The 2018 OSL Retreat is scheduled for October 15-18, 2018 at St. Paul of the Cross, 148 Monastery Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Our guest speaker will be Sr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson, our Provincial General and the Sister Margaret William McCarthy Endowed Chair of Music at Regis College in Weston, MA. She will help us explore how “The Music of the Church” can be a force for healing individually and congregationally, and between denominations and traditions.

Parts of the retreat will be drawn from her 2016 book The Reason Why We Sing (published by OSL Publications). Members of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, through their newsletter The Stanza, have been invited to attend. The retreat may also celebrate the publication of The Lukan Book of Feasts and Holy Days.

This is the perfect time to set aside some of your continuing education funds, professional business expenses, or personal savings for this retreat. More details and the registration form will be forthcoming in future editions of The Font.

2018 Spring Council

Some of you are making travel plans, or saving the calendar dates, for our next Council meeting to be held at St. Paul of the Cross in Pittsburgh. To assist you with the details, here’s what you need to know:

The Council meeting will begin on Monday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. You are welcome to arrive Sunday evening.

The meeting will conclude with lunch at Noon on Wednesday, May 16.

The Daily Office Revision Team will convene at 1:30 p.m. on May 16, and we should finish our work by Thursday, May 17 in time for dinner. That gives us Friday as a travel day.

Please note that the agenda is barely under development at this time, but Council members’ reports for the Book of Reports will be expected by late April or early May. Stay tuned for more precise information.