Vision Statement of the Oblate Community
We, members of the Benedictine Oblate Community of Saint Meinrad
Archabbey, bear witness to the peace that the Gospel of Jesus
Christ and the Rule of our Holy Father St. Benedict have
brought into our lives.
We embrace in our lives the values taught in the holy Rule
of St. Benedict, according to our station in life: stability
of heart, fidelity to the spirit of the monastic life and obedience
to the will of God. These open us in love to the social values of
hospitality, service to others and responsible stewardship.
The goal of the oblate community is the promotion of holiness in
each of its members. We seek to accomplish this through common
prayer and work, by the grace of God.
We find value in being an oblate and invite others to share with
us our oblate vocation. We pledge to help those who begin their
spiritual journey as oblate novices to persevere in their chosen
We look to the future, pledging ourselves to encourage the
development of leadership qualities among our oblates on the
individual, chapter and organizational levels. We are faithful to
the leadership of the archabbot of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, as
reflected in the oblate director he has appointed.
As Benedictine Oblates of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, who desire
the peace and stability of Benedictine life while living outside
the monastery, we pledge to use our time, talent and treasure to
continue the renewal started by our Holy Father St. Benedict. This
oblate community will show to our Benedictine sisters and brothers,
and to the world, the power of this vocation, lived with love and