Oblates of Saint Benedict are individuals living in the world who have associated themselves to the Monastery of the Holy Cross to deepen their relationship with Christ. They promise to lead an enriched Christian life according to the Gospel as it is reflected in the Rule of St. Benedict. In this way they share in the spiritual benefits of the Monastery.
We presently have 35 Oblates associated with the Monastery: men and women, married couples and singles, young and old. The Oblates are invited to participate in conferences given after Mass on the Second Sunday of each month. The conferences cover spirituality, Gregorian chant, the Psalms and monastic history.
For more information on Benedictine Oblation, contact Br. Gabriel Sumerel OSB (773) 927-7424 ext. 201 or use our Contact form.
For those who cannot join us in person, click here to visit our Oblate’s Podcast page to listen to our monthly lectures. Conferences are brought to you by our very own Fr. Prior Peter Funk OSB, and Dom Brendan Creeden OSB.