Benedictine Oblates are ordinary people: men and women, married and single, lay and ordained; Catholic and non-Catholic Christians; retired, working in the home, and working in the community. Members of the Oblate community are from Schuyler, Omaha, Lincoln, and South Dakota – even as far away as New York and Louisiana. What they have in common is a deep desire to live their roles as members of the Body of Christ in a special way – according to the principles Saint Benedict set out in his Rule.
What is an Oblate?
Oblates seek God by striving to become holy in their chosen way of life.
Oblates are Christian individuals associated with a monastic community.
Oblates offer their lives to God through prayer and service.
- Oblates are faithful to Mass and the Sacraments or to the prayers and practices of their own denominations, and are also encouraged to pray the Liturgy of the Hours and practice Lectio Divina (prayerful reading of the Scriptures).
What does a Benedictine Oblate do?
Benedictine Oblates live their lives according to the principles Jesus laid out in the Gospels which St. Benedict exemplified in his rule. They:
- pray daily
- reflect on Scripture
- work with dignity
- engage in re-creative recreation
For more information about the Oblates of Christ the King Priory, contact Fr. Volker, Oblate Director, at (402) 352-2177 or e-mail him at FrVolker@benedictinemissionhouse.com .
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