About The Oblates
Oblates of Saint Benedict are Christian men and women who choose to associate themselves with a Benedictine religious community in order to strengthen their baptismal commitment and enrich their Christian way of life. The life of any Christian is a self-offering to God in gratitude and in loving response to the God who has first so lovingly and graciously offered Himself to us in Jesus Christ. “Oblation” means offering. Oblates seek to offer themselves more fully to Christ and to the Church by pondering the wisdom found in the “Rule” of St. Benedict and by entering into fellowship with their community of affiliation. By these means Oblates discover ever anew that God calls us to holiness of life and and that the “Rule” and the Benedictine community can be instruments of God’s grace in their vocation to become holy in the world. Christian men and women are attracted to the Oblate Program because they are seeking God in Jesus Christ and have begun to find Him. The Oblates of St. Benedict meet at Saint Gregory’s on the first Thursday of each month. All are welcome!