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Thought for the month – January 2021

Reflecting upon Covid-19 makes me think of the words of Psalm 46 ‘Be still and know that I am God, exalted over nations, exalted over earth’. We are not in charge. For too long we have behaved and planned as if we were in complete control. We are not in control, God is, but too many people today think that science can control everything. Science has become a modern idol, give it sufficient worship and it will solve all our problems.

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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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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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