Oblates of the Community of Jesus offer themselves to God as men and women who, drawn to the monastic life, nevertheless must live that life outside of the Community itself. The word oblate comes from a Latin word which means “to offer.” Dedicating one’s life to God in association with a community, even while living outside that community, is a long-practiced tradition in Benedictine monasticism.

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