Benedictine Oblates are Christian women and men from any walk of life who seek to live a life in harmony with the spirit of St. Benedict as it is found in both the Rule of Saint Benedict and in its contemporary expression.
They choose to associate themselves with a particular monastery because of a personal connection with its members and spirit. In doing so, they share in the prayer of the monastery and in its efforts to live more completely what it means to be a Christian. They are aided in developing their own spirituality through regular personal prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, study of the scriptures and the Holy Rule as well as other spiritual reading (lectio), and the practice of such virtues as humility, hospitality, community, stewardship, mindfulness and peacemaking, which are particularly emphasized in Benedictine spirituality. They and the sisters also feel a sense of shared community and mutual support.
Mount St. Scholastica has over 150 oblates. As they are able, they meet monthly in regional groups in Atchison, Kansas City, Topeka, St. Joseph and the Oklahoma City area.
If you are located in one of these areas and would like more information about Oblates of Mount St. Scholastica, contact:
Sister Mary Elizabeth Schweiger, OSB
801 South Eighth St.
Atchison, KS 66002-2724