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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 6:30 p.m., usually, on the third Sunday.  The group is discussing the book A Study Guide for the Rule of Saint Benedict.  Locations for the meeting may vary depending on the Saint Vincent Campus protocols during the pandemic. Also, Oblates may join the monks for Evening Prayer at 5 p.m. in the Basilica.  A light supper before the meeting is available; however, the caterer needs to know nine days prior.  Please phone Father Donald to make a reservation for supper and attendance at 724-805-2291 or email him at svaoblates@stvincent.edu.

Also, informative presentations on Benedictine spirituality continue to be held at 3:00 p.m. on the same dates in the Brownfield Center.  All are welcome; however, pre-registration is necessary because of the pandemic and the need for social distancing.  Please refer to the CALENDAR link of this website for the list of forthcoming presentations and the NEWS link for a list of previous talks.

New August 2021 issue of the Oblate Newsletter now available!

Cyber Deanery – Please visit our Cyber Deanery.  It is no longer a Yahoo Group; we converted last year to a Google Group.  It is best to have Google and a Gmail account, but it is not required. We have a number of members who are using other internet providers.  If you don’t have a Google account, you can still read and join in discussions through your email; however, you will be unable to create or edit groups or post files.  For details email patrickckenny@att.net


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