Welcome to the Benedictine Oblates Website
Standing at the doorway between one year and the next there is a pull to remember what has been given and prepare for what may be to come. For me the past year contained the extraordinary gift of encountering what has been termed the ‘Fifth Gospel’; the chance to visit the land where Jesus lived, died and rose again.
Whenever any important business has to be done in the monastery, let the Abbot call together the whole community and state the matter to be acted upon.
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…