Welcome to the home page of the Oblates of Saint Benedict, affiliated with Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Oblates of Saint Benedict are Christian men and women who choose to associate themselves with a religious community of Benedictine Monks in order to strengthen their baptismal commitment and enrich their Christian way of life. Oblates do not take vows or live in a monastery. They continue to live in the world while they strive eagerly to live out the values of the Gospel.
Newsletter - New November issue of the Oblate Newsletter !
Check out our upcoming events. We invite you to explore this way of life through the website. For information on becoming an Oblate, please contact Fr. Donald the Director of Oblates.
Cyber Deanery - Please check out our cyber deanery. You need a yahoo email account to be able to join the cyber deanery. Oblates who live too far from meeting locatioins can have a deanery over the Internet. Oblate David Hicks of Decatur is the admin of the online deanery.
JULY 11 – COMMEMORATION OF FEAST OF ST. BENEDICT
Oblate Day ( Sept 22 ) All Oblates, Oblate novices, and their guests are welcome
to attend Oblate Day on Sunday, September 22, from 9:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
The guest speaker will be Fr. Jacques Daley, O.S.B. ( info )
Day of Recollection ( October 12 )
A day of recollection for Oblates, Oblate novices, and other interested persons will be held at the Archabbey on Saturday, October 12 , from 8:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. Registration will be on the first floor of Leander Hall
from 8:30 to 9:00 A. M. The day will include conferences by Fr. Boniface Hicks , O.S.B.; and opportunity for confession ( info )
3rd World Congress of Oblates ( October 4 )
Talks and Presentations for 2013
We will have presentations and talks every month.
They will be will be on Sundays at 3pm in Roderick room 202.
July 21 we have a talk on The Eucharist
August 18 we have a talk on Work
September 15 we have a talk on Hospitality
October 20 we have a talk on The Obedience
November 17 we have a talk on Lectio Divina
December 15 we have a talk on the Liturgy of the Hours