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Collegeville, MN, 56374

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Worship & Work

Deep calls to Deep

At the heart of the 1500 year Benedictine spiritual tradition, "Worship and Work" succinctly describes the daily rhythm and spiritual dynamic of the monks of the Order of Saint Benedict.

A vocation to Worship, the first Work of the Benedictine monks is Worship. The Benedictine Work of Worship; the liturgy of the hours, daily Mass, and the ancient tradition of lectio divina, strives to serve to the spiritual need of the world and Church.

Daily Work among the Benedictine monks articulates and punctuates the spiritual life of the community, giving physical expression to the spiritual fruits of a life of Worship.

Worship inspires Work. 
Work reveals Worship.

Oblate Program

Saint John's
Oblate Program

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An oblate is a Christian who seeks God through a formal relationship with a particular monastic community. Oblates are men or women, lay or ordained, married or single, who seek to integrate the spirit of Saint Benedict in their daily lives. Fundamentally, oblates are dedicated to seeking God, preferring nothing whatsoever to Christ. They do this by associating with a particular monastery where they receive support to live according to the spirit of Saint Benedict as revealed by his Rule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because relationships are at the heart of Benedictine life, oblates are welcome to visit the monastery at any time to join the monks in prayer, meals, study, and retreats.