Thursday, February 19, 2009

Interesting Benedictine Thing of the Day. A Benedictine oblate blog

Oblates do not make a vow when they become oblates, they make a promise. Vows are made by monks, nuns, or sisters.

The oblate promise is often written, signed, and left on the altar in a simple ceremony in the monastery church.

Here is a written example of a final oblation ceremony.

The spiritual association of the oblate with the monastery is life-long.


The photo is St. Bernard Abbey Church. Although I am not sure, I think this is the one in Cullman, Alabama, USA. The picture was taken by House of Sims.

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