Patronness of Benedictine Oblates
St. Frances of Rome

Become a Benedictine Oblate

What is an Oblate?

Benedictine Oblates are Lay Christians, affiliated with a particular monastery for the purpose of living out Gospel values according to the ancient Rule of St. Benedict.
After a period of formation they offer their lives to God in a public act of Final Oblation and commit themselves to serve God and the human family in their particular circumstances in the world.
According to their ability, they strive to support their monastic community in its ministry and special charisma, and receive in turn inspiration and guidance from the monastery for their own spiritual growth and the strengthening of their faith.
They aim to form their lives according to Benedictine values, and thus by prayer, work, and word give witness to the relevance of monastic spirituality in our own time.

Our next meeting is August 20, 2017 at the Abbey, during which we will be celebrating the Final Oblations of four of our Oblate Novices.  Reception will follow.

Meetings for the remainder of the year (subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen issues):

  • October 8
  • November 5

The Oblate website/blog is currently being redesigned -- in the meantime you can check out the previous oblate director's blog at

If you are interested in exploring becoming an oblate with the Abbey of St. Walburga, please give us a call at (970) 472-0612 and ask for the Oblate Director, Sr. Lioba. 

Thank you for your interest!