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.
Oblates from all locations and guests are invited to monthly meetings of the Latrobe Deanery of Oblates, mostly at 6:45 p.m. and usually in the Fred Rogers Center during the pandemic. On the same days as meetings in Latrobe, presentations on Benedictine spirituality are being held in the Archabbey Basilica Crypt (or, on some occasions, in the Fred Rogers Center) from 3 to 4:15 p.m.
The next four meetings will be on February 21, March 14, April 18, and May 16. Those wishing to come for Evening Prayer, usually at 5 p.m., and supper before the meetings should phone Father Donald at least nine days in advance at (724) 805-2291. The book A Study Guide for the Rule of Saint Benedict is currently being discussed.
Also, informative presentations on Benedictine spirituality continue to be offered at 3 p.m. on the same dates, usually in the Basilica Crypt. All are welcome, but pre-registrations are necessary because of the pandemic and the need for social distancing. Please refer to the calendar for the list of forthcoming presentations.
New February 2021 issue 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. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org.