Oblates Welcome New HOMI in Buffalo

Buffalo, MN

By Fr. Louis Studer, OMI

Sr. Brenda Rose Szegedy OSF. receives the Oblate crucifix of former Oblate Jim Deegan from Provincial, Fr. Louis Studer

Sister Brenda Rose Szegedy, OSF, became the latest Honorary Oblate of Mary Immaculate at a ceremony held at Christ the King Retreat House in Buffalo, MN on April 10th 2023.

Fathers. Lon Konold, Hank Lemoncelli, Dwight Hoeberechts, and Bro. Dan Bozek wait for the ceremony to begin

Sister Brenda Rose ministered at Kings House for 13 years, working with the late, Fr. Jim Deegan who died in September, 2021. She received Fr. Deegan’s Oblate Cross in the ceremony which was attended by Jim’s brother George and wife Darlene in addition to several Oblates and local retreatants.

Sr. Brenda Rose with Fr. Deegan’s brother, George (on left) and George’s wife, Darlene (on right)
Many of the retreatants who attended stayed for the celebratory dinner