Category: Oblates

Letter to a Novice Oblate (III)

Here, in a fresco at Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Giovanni Antonio Bazzi depicts Saint Benedict dining with his monks. I am fond of this particular fresco...

Letter to a Novice Oblate (II)

My dear daughter in Christ, Praying at Home Recently, you asked me how you, as wife and mother, with children to look after from morning...

Letter to a Novice Oblate (I)

This is the first of a series of letters that I will be writing to the Oblates of the Monastery of Our Lady of the...

Reception of Oblate Novices

Today, on the Second Sunday after Epiphany, and the feast of Saints Maurus and Placid, I received three men and four women into the year...

An Oblate’s Day

Jon is the first postulant for the secular Oblature of our monastery. Married and the father of two sons, he lives in Pennsylvania. After reading...