St.Benedict's

 

MONASTERY

 

Oblate Participation Program

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DO YOU FEEL CALLED to the monastic life? St. Benedict’s monastery

offers you two paths to follow:

 

A short-time commitment of not less than six months subject to withdrawal or renewal by agreement with the abbot and lived as a member of the

community as an oblate (Latin: ”to offer oneself”) without vows but

sharing fully in the daily life and prayer of the monks. if that is your

interest, please read on below.

 

A life-time commitment lived in the community as a candidate for

monastic profession beginning with the novitiate and moving through

simple vows to solemn profession. if that is your interest, click on the

website tab Becoming a Monk.

 

General Description

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CANDIDATES LIVE IN THE MONASTERY and participate in all activities and exercises of monastic life:

 

1 | Seated and vested in choir for the daily prayer of the hours;

2 | Assigned work in the monastery and ranch;

3 | Participate in classes on the Rule of Benedict, Cistercian history andmonastic authors, the documents of Vatican II and Sacred ScriptureQualifications for Admission to the Oblate Participation Program.

Candidates must be between the ages of 25 and 60 years of age, be in good physical and mental health, free from marital and family obligations, debt and

addictions, and possess the emotional and psychological stability to live in

community

 

Candidates must have received the sacraments of Baptism and Holy

Eucharist in the Catholic Church. The monastery will assume

responsibility to prepare candidates who have not yet received the

sacrament of Confirmation. Annulment of a previous marriage is

preferred but not mandatory for admission to the program.

 

Prior to consideration for admission, candidates will be invited for an

introductory visit of at least one week (extended as requested or

advisable) for discernment at the monastery retreat house under the

direction of the Vocation Director. During this period, the candidate will

have the opportunity to spend time with the monastic community in

prayer, meals and work

 

Want more Information?

E-mail Rev. Edward Hoffmann, OCSO | Vocation Director.

Include your name, age, and telephone number: vocations.stbenedict@gmail.com

 

 

St. Benedict's Monastery | 1012 Monastery Road | Snowmass, Colorado 81654

     970/279-4400 | EMAIL librarystben@gmail.com