Welcome to the Benedictine Oblates Website
I have been getting mixed messages from my Lenten reading, domestic life and the Rule of St Benedict! Through the years, the Rule has been a guiding light in many situations. However, in discussion with a fellow-oblate recently, we agreed that some of its maxims have to be adapted for the modern, domestic situation. We were thinking specifically of the 4th degree of humility:
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…