Oblates of Saint Benedict
1871. Revised statutes and rules governing the institute of the oblates were first approved by the Holy See in 1888. Subsequently, new statutes and rules were confirmed by the Sacred Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes in 1927.
Function as groups of lay men and women who formally affiliate themselves with a Benedictine abbey of monks or nuns in order to consecrate more effectively their Christian life in the world according to the spirit of the Benedictine Rule, to share in the prayer and work of the monks, and strengthen their perseverance by means of this membership in a school of the Lord's service.
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