Become an Oblate: Mount Marty Chapter
An Oblate is someone in any walk of life who wants to live her/his life guided by the wisdom of the Gospel (Christ’s teaching in the Scriptures) as given to us by St. Benedict in his Rule.
The Mount Marty Chapter has thirty members, including students enrolled at the university, faculty and staff. Currently, the Mount Marty University Chapter meets, in two groups, on the 4th Tuesday each month @ 4:00pm and the 4th Friday each month @ 3:00pm for an hour — to accommodate a variety of schedules. For the content of our meetings we use commentaries of the Rule of Benedict and other resources to help us understand different aspects of the Rule.
The expectations of the Oblates include attendance at Liturgy of the Hours (Evening Prayer, which we pray each afternoon @ 3:15pm in the Oratory), as much as possible, personal prayer, reading and reflecting on Scripture, and willing service.
The Oblation ceremonies take place in April at the monastery, or at a later date for those who cannot make the original ceremony time.
Another feature of the Oblates is to be alert to the Benedictine values found in interactions with others and experiences in our daily living. Oblates strive to seek and keep an awareness of God in our day-to-day lives so that in all things God may be glorified.
“Seek God in everyone and everything everyday of our lives” — Sue Frieberger, OSB
MOUNT MARTY CHAPTER
S. Rosemarie Maly, Oblate Director
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