Any man or woman who desires to live a deeper Christian life by seeking guidance through the wisdom of the Rule of Saint Benedict. Oblates have a wide variety of everyday lives, relationships, jobs.
The Oblate Lifestyle
Oblates commit to following the Rule of Saint Benedict as they are able given their everyday state of life. Integral is a commitment to daily prayer, lectio divina, and the spiritual nurturing that the Oblate and Monastic communities offer.
The Oblate Affiliation
Oblates usually affiliate with a Benedictine monastery geographically near them. Any monastery may have both male and female Oblates.
The Oblate Patron Saint
Saint Henry II of Germany is considered the patron saint of Benedictine Oblates. He was a model of piety, generosity, and care for the poor and abandoned.