|Posted by Jeanine Jelinek on July 10, 2017 at 4:05 PM|
Going back to the Latin term for an offering, an oblate is one who offers himself or herself to live the Benedictine life as best as is possible in the person's state of life. St. Procopius' oblate program is run by our Fr. David and Fr. Julian. On July 9th, Abbot Austin and the community celebrated the Oblate profession of Matthew Kososki and Kendall Rak.
Oblates of St. Benedict are Christians who associate themselves with a Benedictine community in order to enrich their Christian way of life. This spiritual affiliation is formalized through a promise made to live out the spiritual values reflected in the Rule of St. Benedict in so far as the individual's state in life permits. (Exerpt from Fr. James' Newsletter - No. 169.)