Welcome to the home page of the Oblates of Saint Benedict, affiliated with Saint Vincent Archabbey.

Oblates of Saint Benedict are Christian men and women who choose to associate themselves with a religious community of  Benedictine Monks in order to strengthen their baptismal commitment and enrich their Christian way of life. Oblates do not take vows or live in a monastery. They continue to live in the world while they strive eagerly to live out the values of the Gospel.

You are never too old to become an Oblate. Oblate Cynthia J. Ruff provided this photo of our director, Father Donald Raila, O.S.B., and Edythe Schirra, who became an Oblate novice at the annual retreat day on Saturday, October 14. Edythe is 93 years young! Congratulations!


New May 2018 edition of the Oblate Newsletter !

Cyber Deanery—Please visit our cyber deanery. You need a yahoo email account to be able to join the cyber deanery. Oblates who live too far from meeting locations can have a deanery online.

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Saint Gregory Chapel. Oblates are urged to use these times for Eucharistic adoration, if possible, especially on the Sundays of Oblate classes and meetings, to pray for vocations, and especially for vocations to the Archabbey.

Oblate Lawrence Cuda has compiled a list of books of interest to Oblates. The extensive book list, alphabetical by title, includes links to the Library of Congress, name of author, and a direct link to that title on amazon.com for those interested in purchasing a particular title. To see the list, click on LIBRARY, and select a "letter" from the chart to start with, from "A" to "Y" and lots in between.