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Four become professed Oblates
Ruth Goepfrich, Earl Menchhofer, Pamela Smith, and Dolores Webber made their Oblation, becoming professed Oblates of St. Benedict, during the Rite of Oblation held during the sisters’ Morning Prayer on Sunday, October 21. Sister Kristine Anne Harpenau, prioress, officiated at the rite in the monastery church.
The new Oblates completed their year of study and reflection on the Rule of St. Benedict with their sister companions. Sister Karen Joseph companioned Ruth, Sister Mary Ann Verkamp companioned Pamela and Earl, and Sister Jolinda Naas companioned Dolores.
Ruth Goepfrich is from Ferdinand, Indiana; Pamela Smith and Earl Menchhofer are from Hoyleton, Illinois; and Dolores Webber is from Paducah, Kentucky.