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Oblate Spring

For anyone interested in Benedictine Oblates or
Benedictine Spirituality. 
You are welcomed here as Christ

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Please visit my new website about all aspects of contempaltive life for lay people, men and women.    
Are you a new visitor wanting fast answers about Benedictine oblates? 
  1. How to locate resources on
the Oblate Spring web site

2. "Oblate Blog" about my life
as an oblate

3. Key links about becoming a Benedictine oblate and what oblates do

Are you a returning visitor wanting:

  The Expanded Index

What's New

Interview with Barb about her Benedictine home gathering added.  This interview has been added to previously interview page with Julia Smead. 

Benedictine Monastic Spirituality Examiner -- Articles on

Even if you are not a Benedictine oblate, are you looking for a spiritual retreat in Florida, USA?  Here is the perfect retreat destination:
  Map with GPS coordinates for St. Leo Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine monastery and bookstore with many Benedictine books.  I highly recommend St. Leo Abbey for spiritual retreats and praying the divine office with the monks or finding a time of rest on holy ground.  This hidden spiritual gem is for anyone of any faith or denomination, anytime of the year.  Contact information page.

A short video and newspaper article about St. Leo Abbey are linked in this Oblate Blog. This will give you a look into the abbey.

Are you looking for a quick overview of the purpose and content of this Oblate Spring web site?
  About/ContactThe owner of this web site is a Benedictine oblate of a Catholic Benedictine monastery in Florida, USA


The table below lists some of the additional resource pages on the Oblate Spring.  All of these pages are also available through the Expanded Index.

The latest Benedictine Oblate newsletters from several different abbeys: Benedictine Oblate Newsletters & Programs
Chimes: Time’s Poetic Parallelism. How chimes in your home create poetic parallelism for time -- also Hebrew poetic explained. This is one of my favorite topics.   
Tabs & Guide: How to Use "Benedictine Daily Prayer" will help you use this popular book.
Vatican Documents on Monasticism gives a summary of what recent popes have said about monastic topics, includes links to Vatican source documents.


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Oblate Spring was launched on Easter Sunday, 2008.
In the Spirit of the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition,
we welcome you as Christ