Welcome to the Benedictine Oblates Website
The Rule of St Benedict for August begins by talking of monks who have to travel, rather ironic in today’s society where we are only just coming out of an unprecedented ban on travelling. Yet, the Rule had a very negative attitude to travel and St Benedict saw in it many dangers. The ideal was stability of place in order to concentrate on the essentials of life – preferring nothing whatever to Christ. We have all been given an opportunity to practice this lifestyle recently. I hope that you have been more successful than 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…