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.
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.
Eucharistic Mass is offered monthly in our chapel, typically the second Thursday of the month at 11:00am.
The next Eucharistic Mass will be Thursday, March 9th, at 11:00am.
Please give in memory of Brother Norman McCarthy, FSC
The Brother Norman Sustain The Forest Fund
“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!
Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ
Director of Spiritual Life
Osage Forest of Peace
FOP Staff “Wish List”
We much appreciate our generous donors and supporters! If you’d like to make an in-kind donation but don’t know what we could use, here are a few items for your consideration (new or in good condition, please):
Thank you to our generous donors:
Wood hod (for indoor fireplace)–Thank you JoAnn Huber
Easel for presentations–Thank you Gaye Mazzei
Portable shower stools–Thank you Reverie
Lazy Susan for salad bar–Thank you Knowlan Randza
Wash cloths. white, 13×13, (3 dozen)–Thank you Knowlan Randza
59” cotton double wide hammock – Thank you Knowlan Randza
Solar garden predator control lights (3) – Thank you Knowlan Randza
Immersion blender–Thank you Knowlan Randza
Husqvarna Riding Mower Trailer–Thank you Ken Gowriluk
OXO large salad spinner–Thank you to our donor
3 new CD/tape players. Jensen CD-540 Portable Stereo Compact Disc Cassette Recorder with AM/FM Radio–Thank you to our donor
Food processor–Thank you Macrina Cowan
Binoculars–Thank you Barb and Lin Seder and Paul Rogers
32 Chairs for Bede, stackable. $26.15 each +250 shipping = $1086.80–Thank you Jim Mazzei
Dishes. Add to current set to handle large groups: Corelle–$200–Thank you Reverie
Headphones JVC HARX300 High-Quality Full-Size Headphone (Walmart $16 ea)–Thank you Jon Hart
A donation of all or part of the cost listed is most appreciated. Where brand, size, and other details are indicated, this is what we actually can use, substitutions may not work. Please call and let us know you’re coming before dropping anything off. Thank you for your generosity.
Your donations are tax deductible. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.