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Thought for the month – September 2021

In loco isto dabo pacem (In this place I will give peace) is Pluscarden Abbey’s motto, and the feeling of peace is what is most commented on by those who visit this 13th century  monastery, tucked away in a beautiful corner of Moray, in Scotland. For me, Pluscarden is not only a place of peace but a spiritual home, not just whenever I come back to the Abbey, but since I was born.

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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.


UKOT online advent retreat day Sat, 4th Dec 2021 Read more…

The Team

The UK Oblates Team are volunteers from various monasteries. Read more…


5th International Oblates Congress 2021 Read more…


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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