Become an Oblate

Oblates of Annunciation Monastery

The Oblates of Annunciation Monastery are Christian individuals or couples who have associated themselves with a Benedictine Community in order to enrich their Christian way of life.

They shape their lives by living the wisdom of Christ as interpreted by St. Benedict. They seek God by striving to become holy in their chosen way of living. By integrating their prayer and work, they demonstrate Christ's presence in society.

Oblates of Annunciation Monastery concern themselves with striving to be what they are, people of God. Their prayer life flows from this awareness, as does their willingness to offer themselves for the service of God and neighbor to the best of their ability.

These men and women promise to lead an enriched Christian life according to the Gospel as reflected in the rule of St. Benedict. In this way they share in the spiritual benefits of the women and men of Benedict who are dedicated to the monastic life by vows.

Oblate Meeting Schedule 2019-2020 (Due to COVID-19 April & May Meetings are cancelled)

Welcome Back, Oblates of Annunciation Monastery

Each year the monastic community follows a topic for ongoing formation. This program recognizes that we are always beginners, always learning and being open to God's formation in our lives. The topic for 2019-2020 is Stability. The oblate formation program both mirrors and adapts the materials used by the sisters. The schedule below reflects the content of each monthly gathering and the materials that will be discussed that month. Articles for discussion will be provided at least the month prior to the discussion, i.e. the article by Gerald Schlabach will be distributed in September; it can also be accessed via this link:

*All are welcome to join us for Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, and lunch thereafter!

For more information on the Oblates of Annunciation Monastery, contact Oblate Director Sister Patricia Schap at (701)255-1520.

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