23 of the 28 New Zealand oblates attended the retreat at the Magnificat Community, Featherston. This year was one of the warmest summers in New Zealand for many years. The temperature was in the high twenties ( 85 degrees fahrenheit) and very humid.The photo was taken on the one morning there was overnight rain which was a welcome relief.
At the North America Oblate retreat oblates from the US, Canada and the Caribbean joined to share their experience of following the Rule in their daily life. Fr Laurence who led the retreat spoke of continuous prayer in a series of talks and commentaries on specific chapters of the Rule. Listen to the talks: