Being an oblate is a way of life, a vocation
What is an oblate of St. Benedict
Benedictine oblates are Christian men and women who choose to commit themselves to the monastic values of prayer, community, hospitality and service and who are affiliated with a particular Benedictine monastery while continuing to live and work in their own homes, civic communities and and workplaces.
Our oblates are ecumenical coming from a variety of Christina traditions including Anglican, Lutheran, Mennonite, Catholic and more.
Why become a Benedictine oblate?
Men and women become oblates as a call to live more deeply their Christian commitment through following the spirit of the rule of St. Benedict. There is a mutual enrichment between the monastic community and the oblate community as they seek God.
The community of oblates offers:
monthly meetings that include lectio devina, study of the Rule of St. Benedict or related topics, discussion and sharing
liturgy of the hours and a meal with the community following meetings
study sessions for oblate inquirers
an annual retreat
opportunity to participate in the Sisters’ community conference retreat
support of one another and of the monastic community
volunteer opportunities in the monastery and beyond
Join us in welcoming all as Christ
Do you want to be a part of Benedictine hospitality? We welcome volunteers at the Monastery and the Retreat and Conference Centre. Perhaps you have a gift that we need to complement ours and enhance our life and mission.
Can you help us with…
gardening and grounds work
caring for houseplants
hospitality and phone reception
handyperson work with small repairs and painting
driving elderly sisters for health appointments
marketing Retreat Centre programs