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Becoming an Oblate

Without becoming monks, men and women can unite themselves to our monastic community by a special bond called oblation.

Oblation is the promise made by oblates. This promise involves striving towards perfection in the Christian life by drawing inspiration from the Rule of St Benedict and with support from our community. An oblate strives to live in the world according to the spirit of the Rule. Silence, peace, obedience and humility have an important place in an oblate's spiritual life. Oblates do their best to unite themselves to their monastery’s liturgical prayer. Oblation helps bring their baptismal grace to fruition in the heart of the Church.

Oblates are under the direction of the oblate master. They make their promise after a probation and formation period lasting at least two years.