How to Become an Oblate of Sacred Heart Monastery
Oblates are always connected to a Benedictine Monastery because relationships and community are integral to Benedictine spirituality. Comparable to the formation of a monk, an Oblate may come to Oblate meetings, speak with an Oblate director, and study to discern if this is where God is leading him or her for spiritual growth.
Sacred Heart Monastery has several Oblate Chapters who gather for prayer, learning, and a supportive community. We welcome men and women of all faiths to associate with our community as an Oblate.
We invite you to meet with our Oblate director to discuss all of the opportunities of being an Oblate. Candidates enter into a formal period of formation, which usually lasts a year. At that point, and with the community’s blessing, the person professes their oblation in a formal ceremony.
Click HERE for an information brochure about becoming an oblate.