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Catholic Word of the Day: OBLATES, 05-08-14
CCDictionary ^ | 05-08-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 05/08/2014 8:23:01 AM PDT by Salvation

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A term that has a long and varied ecclesiastical history, originally designating those children who were sent to monasteries to be brought up by religious. Some of these oblates became religious. After the early Middle Ages oblates were lay persons who were united to a religious order by a simplified rule of life, but who did not become full religious; this practice still continues. In modern times the name has been adopted by a number of fully established religious institutes, of which the best known are the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.), founded in France in 1816 by Bishop Charles de Mazenod, and the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, originally founded by their namesake and re-established in 1871 by Louis Brisson, a priest of Troyes in France. (Etym. Latin oblatus, offered.)

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We have Oblates of St. Benedict at the nearby Abbey.

Anyone else familiar with this?

1 posted on 05/08/2014 8:23:01 AM PDT by Salvation
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Kathleen Norris is a best-selling poet and essayist ... joined Spencer Memorial Presbyterian church, and discovered the spirituality of the Great Plains. She entered a new, non-fictional phase in her literary career after becoming a Benedictine oblate at Assumption Abbey Richardton ND in 1986, and spending extended periods at Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.

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