Monastery News Page
March 14, 2017


   Our New Benedictine Oblates

       This past Saturday we were pleased to receive out newest Benedictine oblates: Carol Gorelick and Kathryn Dodson, both of Oxford, Christopher Meldrum of Farmington Hills, and Clyde Smith of Davison.  These four brothers and sisters in Christ, accompanied by several family members, made their oblate promises at a ceremony that took place as our monks and oblates prayed Vespers.  The ritual was presided over by our Prior, Fr. Damien Gjonaj.

     Our new oblates  promised to “dedicate themselves” to the service of God and mankind according to the Rule of St. Benedict in so far as their state in life permits”, words signifying that through their own prayer and work our oblates truly extend the spirit and charism of St. Benedict to the wider world.

     We are excited by the continued growth of our Benedictine family and invite you to consider this way of seeking God in your own life. If you would like more information about becoming an Oblate of St. Benedict Monastery, please click here


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