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Thought for the month – December 2019

Recently, I heard an inspiring, true story of a secret library in Syria. For about four years before the town of Daraya, SW of Damascus fell in 2016, volunteers would rescue books – sometimes whole libraries – from bombed-out buildings and house them in an underground bunker from where they could be borrowed by the besieged locals. During years of extreme suffering, to the point of near starvation, the souls of those afflicted people were being fed by books and their hope kept alive. Truly, we do not live by bread alone.

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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.


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


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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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