Welcome to the Benedictine Oblates Website
Claire was born at the end of a beautiful day in the early summer of 1981. It was the Year of the Disabled, but we did not have an inkling of what that year would bring.
We already had a delightful son, so were thrilled to have a daughter, a surprise until her birth, as was the flash of a Down’s face when she was first handed to me.
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…