Welcome to the Benedictine Oblates Website
For many of us, silence plays an integral part on our spiritual journey. It may be experienced as a welcome challenge or a necessity for the nourishment of our souls and inner lives. Silence may provide perspective, clarity or just a respite. It may lead us toward union with the Mystery, the Unknown, or simply refresh our bodies and minds.
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…