Our Oblate Director, Fr. Joseph Gabriel has received the following announcement:

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Gertrude monastery in Cottonwood, Idaho will be offering a symposium for oblates.


“Oblates for the Future – Symposium 2018” will be a five day, interactive event.  It is designed to help participants actively work together to create a vision of the vocation of oblates in the Benedictine world today as well as sharing practical ideas for how oblates and directors can move forward into this future in their local communities.

At “Oblates for the Future Symposium 2018” we will discuss: lay associates of monasteries through history, oblate leadership, oblate participation in monasteries, oblate formation, oblates developing a vision of the future. The symposium will offer a combination of keynote speakers, facilitated discussions, break-out sessions and time for informal networking and visioning with Benedictine oblates from across North America.

Plan now to join us next year! Dates: October 8-12, 2018

WHERE: Spirit Center of the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho

INFORMATION: Contact Nikki Nordstrom, OblSB, at nikki@stgertrudes.org or call 425-949-9744