Oblates of St. Benedict
What Is An Oblate of St. Benedict? Benedictine Oblates are Christian women and men who choose to affiliate themselves with a Benedictine Monastery while continuing to live and work in their own homes and communities. Benedictine Oblates publicly promise to live the Benedictine way of life and the monastic values of prayer, community, hospitality and service in their own milieu.
Our Oblate community is ecumenical, coming from a variety of Christian traditions including Anglican, Lutheran, Mennonite, Catholic and others.
Whatever good work you begin to do, beg of Him with most earnest prayer to perfect it.
Why Become a Benedictine Oblate? Men and women become Oblates to be supported and enriched in their seeking of God, in particular through praying the liturgy of the hours and lectio divina,rooted in scripture.
Being an Oblate of St. Benedict is a way of life.
This is what the community of Oblates offers:
- Monthly meetings on a Sunday 2:45-4:45 including learning sessions, discussion, lectio divina and a refreshment time to catch up with each other.
- Liturgy of the Hours and a meal with the community following our meetings.
- Monthly study sessions for Oblate inquirers.
- Support in prayer between meetings.
- Annual overnight retreat.
- Opportunity to participate in the Sisters’ community conference retreat.
- Mutual ongoing support with the Monastic community. As well as opportunities to assist the community in fundraising and ministries.
At annual Feast of Benedict social with the Sisters.
Long-time Oblate Elaine Pinto offers Brian and Phyllis an introduction to the Oblate through monthly instruction.
Paul Langel has composed a song just for the Oblates based on Psalm 116. “We will walk in the presence of the Lord”.
For more information on the Benedictine Oblates
contact Sister Mary Coswin, OSB at 204-338-4601.