Events and Announcements

December 17th: Zazenkai, Day of Zen with the Tulsa Zen Sangha

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You are welcome to join us for this 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.

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Time:  *9am – 3:30pm (Please arrive by 8:30am to register.) 

Location:  Meditation Chapel

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

*Sunrise meditation starts at 6:30am followed by a light breakfast at 8am.

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

 

January 11th: Eucharistic Mass

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Eucharistic Mass is offered monthly in our chapel, typically the second Thursday of the month at 11:00am.

The next Eucharistic Mass will be Wednesday, January 11th, at 11:00am.

Attention: Bishop Kelley Alumni — Brother Norman Memorial Fund

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Please give in memory of Brother Norman McCarthy, FSC

        The Brother Norman Sustain The Forest Fund

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To touch the hearts of students is the greatest miracle you can perform.”   -St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers (1651-1719)

Dear Bishop Kelley Alum:

Decades of Bishop Kelley High School alumni were deeply influenced by the life and teaching of Brother Norman McCarthy, FSC, who served at BK from 1992 until his death in 2008.  For many, Brother Norman’s Belief and Spirituality class opened their hearts and minds to explore the depths of their faith and understanding of discipleship.

Brother Norman touched the hearts of faculty, staff, students and parents. He was widely beloved, especially by the members of his Men’s Forum group (which became the model for the Women’s Forum group). He introduced many of his students and fellow faculty to the practice of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition and also to a special place in his faith development and interfaith understanding: The Osage Forest of Peace in Sand Springs, OK.

The Forest of Peace was dear to Brother’s heart. Founded as a Benedictine monastery in 1979, it continues today as a nonprofit retreat center governed by an interfaith board of directors. The Forest offers hospitality, retreats, workshops and contemplative prayer opportunities to all who seek to deepen their spiritual practice. Mass is offered once a month in the main chapel, and Eucharistic Adoration is available 24 hours in the Sr. Pascaline Coff Chapel.

In memory of Brother Norman, would you be willing to donate to the Forest of Peace, so it can continue to serve those who seek spiritual growth and practice here? The needs of the Forest are relatively simple, but the work of the Forest—which Brother Norman delighted in sharing–cannot be sustained without contributions from friends.

Please check out our website, or call 918-245-2734 to schedule a visit to The Forest. You may donate with PayPal online. Or send your check, payable to Forest of Peace, to 141 Monastery Road, Sand Springs, OK 74063. Designate checks to the Brother Norman Fund. Please consider a $5000, $1000, $100, $50 or $25 donation. Or consider making a monthly donation. Whatever amount is right for you, your gift will be stewarded well.

Thank you for helping sustain the mission of The Forest in memory of Brother Norman.  Blessings to you from The Forest!

Sincerely,

 

Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ

Director of Spiritual Life

Osage Forest of Peace

December 31: New Year’s Eve Prayer for Peace

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Please join us for our annual evening of prayer for peace as we end 2016 and look forward to 2017.  Please arrive between 7:30 and 8pm.  The meditation and prayer will begin at 8pm.  Please bring a dessert or savory snack to share with those who gather.  The Forest will provide beverages.

We also invite you to come earlier and prepare for the New Year by spending 24 hours in quiet, peace and prayer.  “Twenty-four hours” December 31 starting at 2pm through January 1 until 2pm.  To book a cabin for New Year’s Eve, please call 918/245-2734 or email osageforest@gmail.com.
Single Cabin:  $70
Double Cabin:  $55 per person
Please RSVP for the New Year’s Eve Peace Vigil and book your cabin stay by calling 918.245.2734 or email: osageforest@gmail.com.
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