Benedictine Oblates 

Every day the monks pray the Divine Office, what St Benedict called the Work of God. You can join them spiritually and pray in association with them, using the Office or a similar form of prayer. You can also learn and follow some of the spirit and wisdom of St Benedict by attempting to lead a more perfect Christian life in the world according to the spirit of the Rule of St Benedict. Lay people who do this might wish to become an Oblate or an Associate of the Abbey and making a promise of commitment.

Lay Catholic men and women who become Oblates are under the spiritual guidance of the monastery and are recommended to attend Oblate meetings and retreats.

For further information about becoming an Oblate, please write to:  

Fr Philip Rozario OSB
Oblate Master
Ampleforth Abbey
YO62 4EN
or email:

Benedictine Oblates