For those who have been wondering… this is the update received today.
Because of uncertainty surrounding the Corona Virus pandemic, the Oblate Retreat scheduled for October 15th through 18th has been cancelled. At this time there is no way to predict when such a gathering will be safe for the Monks and the Oblates. Cancellation now will give each of us a chance to adjust travel plans and schedules and will not keep anyone waiting for information. Program planning already begun for this year will be safely stored for next Fall, when we can be hopeful of a safe experience. The guest houses remain closed and the Monks remain socially distanced in safety. Our prayers for each other, the monastery, and the world remain constant and hopeful.