On Dec. 15, 2018, 19 people were invested as oblate novices and 17 made their final oblations as Benedictine Oblates of Saint Meinrad, during a ceremony in the Archabbey Church. Archabbot Kurt Stasiak, OSB, presided at the ceremony.
After the ceremony, oblates headed to the Newman Dining Room for coffee and cake and for the third session of the December oblate retreat presented by Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB. Fr. Denis talked to the oblates about the domestic church.