Oblate News

2018-19 Oblate Program

Welcome to the Oblate News web page. We hope this is a helpful resource for information about the Glastonbury Abbey Oblate program.

This year's theme is “Understanding and Living the Rule of St. Benedict as Oblates: Our Stories as Tools for Spiritual Growth.”  Our program consists of speakers, a panel, book sharing and discussions, short films and a retreat day focused on our theme. Through these shared gatherings and readings, we hope to enrich our personal understanding of mercy and challenge ourselves to apply mercy to our daily lives. We look forward to another fruitful year of prayer, study, and fellowship with both the Abbey and the Oblate communities.

If you have any questions, prayer requests, or concerns, or are interested in becoming an Oblate, please feel free to contact any of the Steering Committee members so that we may address your query or send us your information.  Fr. Nicholas is the Director of the Oblate program at Glastonbury and is assisted by Fr. Andrew. You may reach Fr. Nicholas at oblates@glastonburyabbey.org

Oblate Steering Committee:  Walt Fraser, Kathleen Jeffrey, Doreen McConaghy, John Hopkins and Carolyn Carpenter.

Oblate Calendar 2018-2019

Click here to read Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB, keynote address from the 4th International Oblate Congress held in Rome, November 2017