All About Oblates

Who Are Oblates?

Benedictine Oblates are lay persons who associate themselves with a Benedictine monastic community to share in their search for God. Oblates strive to incorporate Benedictine values and spirituality into their everyday lives, incorporating the Divine Office and reflection on Scripture as they are able.  They do not live in a religious community or take vows.  They and the members of the Abbey try to be of mutual support.  The Abbey hosts special days of prayer and reflection for Oblates twice a year.

Oblate Values

  • Oblates strive to be loyal and active members of Christ and His Church.
  • Oblates strive for their own continued Christian renewal and improvement.
  • Oblates strive to be men and women of practical spirituality.
  • Oblates strive to be men and women of prayer.
  • Oblates strive to be men and women of Christian virtue
  • Oblates foster a spirit of community.
  • Oblates are men and women of peace.

To read more about what it means to become an oblate, you can visit the Order of St. Benedict.org. If you are interested in possibly becoming an Oblate with our community you can either complete our online inquiry form or contact our Director of Oblates at 405-878-5449.
 

St. Gregory's Abbey Oblate Days

Spring Oblate Days:

  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 - St. Gregory's Abbey, Shawnee, OK

  • Sunday, April 30, 2017 - California Oblate Day

Fall Oblate Days:

  • Sunday, October 1, 2017 - St. Gregory's Abbey, Shawnee, OK

  • Sunday, October 8, 2017 - California Oblate Day

Oblates are men and women who formally associate themselves with St. Gregory’s Abbey and who make a commitment to incorporating Benedictine prayer and spirituality into their everyday lives in a manner appropriate to their state in life. Those interested in learning more about becoming an Oblate of St. Gregory’s Abbey should contact call 405-878-5490, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .