We, the Benedictine Oblates of Monastery Immaculate Conception are women and men who desire to spread the spirit of The Rule of St. Benedict by adopting the principles of the monastery to enrich our own lives and share those principles with others.
Who are Oblates?
Oblates of St. Benedict are Christian men and women from all walks of life who associate themselves with a specific Benedictine monastery to enrich their way of life.
Oblates promise to deepen their faith and to lead enriched Christian lives according to the Rule of St. Benedict; they do not take on new religious practices. The spirituality of St. Benedict is so flexible that it can be adapted to the life of anyone seriously seeking God and desiring to live the Gospel message.
Through association with the Sisters of St. Benedict, Oblates receive guidance and support in living the Christian life. This support and guidance is provided through regular Oblate meetings, by the quarterly Oblate newsletter, and other enrichment opportunities offered by the sisters.
What do Oblates do?
UNITE daily prayer to the prayer of the sisters
JOIN in the community’s celebration of the Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours
DEVELOP a relationship with the sisters
SUPPORT the ministry of the sisters as ability or time allows
ENCOURAGE and support vocations to the Benedictine way of life
ATTEND days of prayer and other spiritual enrichment offerings
PARTICIPATE in works of charity and justice in the local area
MANIFEST the Spirit of St. Benedict in all places and all times
MEET monthly, virtually or in person, for prayer, presentations, and social time
Interested in becoming an Oblate?
Filling out the form below puts you in touch with Sister Brenda Engleman, Oblate Director. She will contact you soon about the life and meaning of becoming an Oblate affiliated with the Sisters of St. Benedict, Monastery Immaculate Conception.