Oblates are Christian men or women, over 16 years of age, who celebrate the Protestant, Catholic or other Orthodox Christian traditions and wish to develop a deeper personal and communal experience of the Risen Christ and share in the important work of the Order.

cistercian oblatesOblates are welcome to participate in Chapter meetings, community life, retreats, seminars and the like. They may have a voice in Cistercian activities but no vote. They do not wear a habit, but may wear the Cross of St. Benedict.

Oblates strive for faith, hope and charity. They also strive for poverty, meaning generosity, chastity according to their state of life, obedience to Our Lord and to His ministers in the Church, obedience to civil law, and stability.

Oblates will be considered as Third Order members.

Introduction for Inquirers and Candidates