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Thought for the month – July 2020

I was happy that my husband could visit Mount Athos. In a series of ecstatic phone calls he described the landscape as he walked between the monasteries. “The land is covered in flowers. The birds and animals move in slow motion, they’re not scared. I’m stroking a huge bumblebee…” He spent hours, not only in prayer in the offices, but praying as he walked the mountain paths.

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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 Team

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


5th International Oblates Congress 2021 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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