Who are the Oblates?
Oblates are men and women who wish to live according to the spirit of the Rule of St. Benedict. They are affiliated with a particular Benedictine community and in some way support the work and prayer of the monks and nuns.
The term “Oblates” comes from the Latin meaning “gifts of God”. In earlier centuries, parents would present their sons to an abbey for religious training and education and so the boys were called oblates. Eventually, the term was used to denote someone who was associated with an abbey but was not a member of the community.
The Oblates of Mary Mother of the Church Abbey meet the Third Saturday of each month except for June, July & August. Oblates join the monks for Mass at 8:00am followed with Adoration. The meeting begins at 10.00am to 11:30am.
Thinking of becoming an Oblate at Mary Mother of the Church abbey?