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.

Bishop Malesic of Greensburg has kindly agreed to address the Oblates and others who attend the evening meeting in Latrobe on Sunday, November 20. Also, on that day, which is the Solemnity of Christ the King, there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Archabbey Basilica from 12:30 until Vespers, which begins at 5 p.m. Bishop Malesic will preside at Vespers, which will end with Benediction. Because of the possibly larger number of attendees, supper will be in the Placid B Dining Room about 6 p.m., and those planning to attend should complete the enclosed registration form in advance. Bishop Malesic will join us for supper and then give his presentation at 7 p.m. in the Foundations Room

New AUGUST 2016 issue of the Oblate Newsletter !

Cyber Deanery—Please visit our cyber deanery. You need a yahoo email account to be able to join the cyber deanery. Oblates who live too far from meeting locations can have a deanery online.

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Saint Gregory Chapel. Oblates are urged to use these times for Eucharistic adoration, if possible, especially on the Sundays of Oblate classes and meetings, to pray for vocations, and especially for vocations to the Archabbey.

Oblate Lawrence Cuda has compiled a list of books of interest to Oblates. The extensive book list, alphabetical by title, includes links to the Library of Congress, name of author, and a direct link to that title on amazon.com for those interested in purchasing a particular title. To see the list, click on LIBRARY, and select a "letter" from the chart to start with, from "A" to "Y" and lots in between.