Welcome to the Benedictine Oblates Website
Spring 2021 brought challenges to my husband Andrei and me. In March my 92 year old mother was told that the care home she loved was being closed by its new owner and all residents would have to leave. She became depressed and ill in her temporary accommodation while we struggled to find her a better home.
A company in which we had invested went bust, meaning we stood to lose thousands.
In late March we got the news that all the monks at Chevetogne Abbey in Belgium, where we are novice oblates, were ill with Covid. Two died.
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…