Oblates of St. 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.
Benedictine Oblates are from all Christian denominations and do not take vows or live in a monastery. They concern themselves with striving to be what they are, people of God and temples of the Holy Spirit. They continue to live in the world while they eagerly strive to live out the values of the Gospel.
Benedictine Oblates shape their lives by living the wisdom of Christ as interpreted by the Rule of St. Benedict and seek God by striving to become holy in their chosen way of life. By integrating their prayer and work, they manifest Christ’s presence in society.
The Johnstown Deanery of the Oblates of St. Benedict meet each month at St. Benedict Church in Johnstown.
For information about becoming a Benedictine Oblate contact:
Deacon Michael Russo