It was recently announced that the 2017 meeting of the North American Association of Benedictine Oblate Directors will take place at Saint Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota, on July 14-19. The theme of the conference will be “Benedictine Values & Practices: Tools for Living, Tools for Life.” Two Oblates affiliated with Saint Vincent Archabbey are welcome to attend. Those who attend should be active in their deaneries and have the capacity to share with our Oblate community whatever they gain from the conference. Subsidies from the Oblate Office are available to help with travel expenses. If you are interested, please contact the Oblate Office.