Events and Announcements

December 3: Oblate Sunday

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Benedictine OblatesBenedictine oblates are women and men, married or single, who follow a variety of faiths and choose to become formally affiliated with a monastery. They study and incorporate many Benedictine monastic practices into their own daily lives. They make a formal promise to follow the Rule of St. Benedict in their private life as closely as their individual circumstances and prior commitments permit. Oblates do not constitute a separate religious order, but are considered an extended part of the monastic community.

Benedictine oblates at the Osage Forest of Peace are affiliated with the Clyde Monastery of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri.  Sister Sarah Schwartzberg, OSB, is congregational oblate director and she occasionally travels to the Forest of Peace to hold retreats and instruct the oblates.

The oblates meet on the first Sunday of the month, September through May, at 11:30 a.m. in the Bede Building.  There is no charge for the meeting, but the Forest gladly accepts donations.  Visitors are always welcome to attend.  For those who are interested in becoming an oblate, there is a one-year novice period after which the novitiate takes vows in a public ceremony to become a member.

At the monthly meetings, oblates gather to engage in a book study.  For the 2017-2018 year, participants are reading The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr.  For more information, contact the Osage Forest of Peace at (918) 245-2734 or

December 13, 2017: Spiritual Crafting (based on SoulCollage® as developed by Seena B. Frost)

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Join us for Spiritual Crafting, based upon SoulCollage® as developed by Seena B. Frost and presented in her book, SoulCollage® Evolving. We will meet from 3:45 to 8:00 PM on the second Wednesday of every month. No experience is necessary for this creative soul adventure!
In this expressive art form, participants use collage to create unique  soul-tending cards, each representing an energy of one’s ongoing life  story. This is a fun, engaging, and deeply illuminating process and full of personal reflections. This creative form of self-care doesn’t end, either!  You can continue to grow your deck over time as your life story  continues.
What to Expect
This time in the Forest will allow you an opportunity to meet others using SoulCollage cards as a way to go deeper within .  We will select images, create cards and see “what is up” for our exploration into our psyche.
What to Bring
Bring your journal, images, glue stick, your SoulCollage® deck (if you have one) and be ready to enter new ways of expressing yourself.
Experience Level
Absolutely no art experience is necessary. Anyone able to manage scissors and glue can create beautiful cards and enjoy sharing them with others!
 For a fee of $20, you will have time and space to create your Spiritual Crafting cards, as well as supper and the chance to participate in a silent meditation in serene surroundings. Give yourself the gift of time to discover your wisdom and change your world with Spiritual Crafting in the Forest of Peace.
More Information
For more information on the process, and an introductory video by Seena Frost, the creator of SoulCollage®, visit
Click here to register online.
Or, call the Forest of Peace at (918) 245-2734 or send an email to

December 13: Eucharistic Mass

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Eucharistic Mass is offered monthly in our chapel. The next mass will be Wednesday, November 15, at 11:00am.


December 16: Zazenkai (Day of Zen) with Tulsa Zen Sangha

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You are welcome to join us for a simple day of silence.  The day consists of sitting meditation, an hour break for mindfulness practice (walk, rest or Zen chores), a delicious vegetarian lunch provided by the Forest of Peace, and chanting at the end of the day.

Tulsa Zen Sangha Zazenkai_11_16_13Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30pm (Please arrive by 8:30 AM to register.)  Takes place the third Saturday of every month. An optional sunrise meditation starts at 6:30 AM followed by a light breakfast at 8:00 AM.

Location:  Chapel

Suggested Donation:  $30, payable to Osage Forest of Peace

Registration:  Call Paula Day to register:  (918) 798-1297.  Beginners are welcome.



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