The Oblates are an extension of our Community. The Oblates of Portsmouth Abbey are Christian men and women who live in the secular world in accord with the Rule of St. Benedict. Their spiritual lives are modeled after our monks in rhythms of silence and speech, solitude and hospitality, contemplative prayer and liturgy.
Time for Reflection and Renewal – Three times a year the Oblates gather at the Abbey for a day of recollection. It begins with a Conventual Mass followed by a breakfast and then a conference and period of private prayer. After lunch, the Oblates have more time for prayer, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the sacrament of reconciliation. An increasingly important additional to the Oblate Program is the attendance of a large number of Oblates at the Portsmouth Institute held in June
Want to learn more? For additional information on the Oblate program at Portsmouth Abbey, contact the Oblate Director at (401) 683-2000 or write:
285 Corys Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871