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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