To be closely connected with the abbey
There are many who strive in their family, professional and social spheres to live in accordance with the message of the Gospels. Among these are those who wish to do this in spirit of the Rules of St. Benedict. These individuals have the option of affiliating themselves with a Benedictine monastery or community as an ‘OBLATE’.
At Admont, we too have men who have decided to live in accordance with the spirit of the Rule of St. Benedict and have entered into a bond with us as secular oblates. They are with us and we with them in our prayers and worship; we share in their joys and sorrows, their hopes and fears just as they share in ours.
Oblates are first required to undergo a probationary and preparatory period (roughly 12 months). The abbot and oblate master decide whether to admit a candidate to the probationary period after consultation with the monastery chapter. It is essential that the candidate exhibits a genuine readiness to live in accordance with the spirit of Gospels using the way set down by St. Benedict and also has the firm intention of affiliating themselves with the Monastery of St. Blasius in Admont.
Whenever possible, oblates and those who wish to become one can participate with us in prayer and worship and eat together with the monks.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an oblate, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our community or our oblate master.
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