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Thought for the month – October

T S Eliot wrote of golden October declining into sombre November; the year was 1170, that of Thomas Becket’s murder in the cathedral at Canterbury.
October’s English Benedictine calendar reveals much golden for thought and prayer, including the feasts of Saints Paulinus, Francis of Assisi, John XXIII, Edward the Confessor, Wilfrid, Luke, the brothers Chad and Cedd, and, prophetically, according to the 2017 Benedictine Year Book, St John Henry Newman whose canonization the rest of the Church patiently awaits.

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The Team

The UK Oblates Team are volunteers from various monasteries. Read more…


4th International Oblates Congress 4-10th November 2017 Read more…


There has been a need for a prayer circle to enable people to join in prayer. Read more…

The UK Oblates Team are a small group of volunteer oblates from various monasteries who, since the first World Oblates Congress in 2005, have formed a team to act as a conduit for information for oblates and thus established this website for oblates and monastic communities, who may wish to make use thereof. We want to provide information about oblates and for oblates, and about the different Benedictine monastic communities that exist in Great Britain and Ireland. Read more…

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