Welcome North American Association of Benedictine Oblate Directors!

Welcome North American Association of Benedictine Oblate Directors!

It is our pleasure to welcome over 70 Benedictine oblate directors and oblates to Annunciation Monastery, July 12-17, for the North American Association of Benedictine Oblate Directors (NAABOD) biennial meeting.

NAABOD provides assistance to and ongoing formation for directors of oblates. It provides a forum for discerning needs and issues associated with this formation activity and guidelines for leadership and the oblate way of life.

What is an oblate?
Oblates of St. Benedict are Christian lay women and men who associate themselves with a Benedictine community in order to live out their lives in Christ by learning about and living out the values of Benedictine spirituality.

Oblates commit themselves to live the Gospel according to the Rule of St. Benedict as their lifestyle permits. They strive to see God in the ordinary events of daily life while expressing concern for others through the values of hospitality, simplicity and peace. Oblates strive to daily seek God.

We pray for the safe travel of our guests and that their experience is blessed with inspiration, joy, peace, unity with one another and spiritual enrichment.



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