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Oblates of St. Benedict associated with the monks of St. Procopius Abbey

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of St. Procopius Abbey ofLisle, Illinois

The life and spirit of a Benedictine Oblate

A Benedictine Oblate is dedicated to living out many of the religious values reflected in the Rule of St. Benedict insofar as the individual's life permits. A Benedictine Oblate, open to all Christians, can be a lay, clerical, single or married person who, after a period of formation, makes the "Act of Oblation" which establishes a formal association between the person and the monastic community.

Oblates have been long regarded as "spirtual arms of the abbey," going to various places in the world where one usually does not find monks, and here they spread the spiritual values contained in the Rule of St. Benedict, which are so important to Oblate life.  While St. Benedict wrote his Rule some 1500 years ago, Oblates find many elements that speak personally to the individual and have relevance to contemporary culture.


Please join St. Procopius in prayer for Dorothy Day's canonization.

O God, may the Church recognize the holiness of Dorothy Day, Servant of God and Benedictine Oblate of St. Procopius Abbey, especially in her dedication to the liturgy, her desire for the justice of God's kingdom, and her devotion to the poor as persons in whom Christ is welcomed.  Amen

(photo credit Milwaukee Journal photo, 1968)

Dorothy Day's Oblation  
April 26, 1955