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Thought for the month – September 2018

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ” – these words from the Rule of St. Benedict are so well known. We read them on prayer cards and it is a phrase which surely has a special place in the mind and heart of every monk, nun or oblate.
In the desert tradition, the apprentice hermit would ask his spiritual father for ‘a word’. This is such a word. It is straightforward, without compromise. It provides a curriculum, as it were, for the Christian life and is a very good examination of conscience too.

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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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