The Oblate Way of Life

If you desire to

— deepen your relationship with God, with others and with yourself

— ground your spirituality in values based on simplicity, respect, hospitality, and reverence for all life

— enter into a distinct relationship with others and want to be sustained by others on a similar spiritual path

Consider becoming an Oblate of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie.

For more information about the Oblate Way of Life contact:

Dianne Sabol, OSB
Oblate Director

Mount Saint Benedict Monastery
6101 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511-1599
T: 814-899-0614
F: 814-898-4004
E-mail Sister Dianne

Spiritual Resources

Click here to access daily readings from the Rule of St. Benedict.

Click here to join the community in praying the psalms each day.

Access Sister Marilyn's blog, Living the Zeal of Benedict

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2018 Oblate Initiates

Standing (L-R): Sr. Anne Wambach (Prioress), Beth Jordan (Santa Rosa, CA), Suzanne Hudson (Erie, PA), Joan Martter (Erie, PA), Breanna Mekuly (Erie, PA), Sr. Ann Hoffman (Oblate Co-Director) Seated (L-R): Sr. Dianne Sabol (Oblate Co-Director), Judith Davis (Brevard, NC), Cathy Courtice (Delaware, OH), Sandy Selby (Akron, OH)

Prayer Requests

as he continues treatment.
Requested by Toni Allen
May 8, 2020
For full reconciliation with her children.
Requested by Mary Sullivan
May 6, 2020
Chuck is a Quadriplegic with a serious infection. He is undergoing antibiotic and wound treatment We pray the would heals and that his body be infection free.
Requested by MaryJo Minello
May 1, 2020
Strength for healing on road to recovery from parotid cancer
Requested by Florence Blyskal
May 1, 2020
is in hospital.
Requested by Toni Allen
April 26, 2020

Oblate Reading Suggestions

Wisdom Distilled from the Daily
Joan Chittister, OSB

Monk in the Inner City
Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB

Perspectives on the Rule of Saint Benedict: Expanding Our Hearts
Aquinata Bochmann, OSB

Engaging Benedict
Laura Swan, OSB

Monasteries of the Heart
Joan Chittister, OSB

A Share in the Kingdom: A Commentary on the Rule of Benedict for Oblates
Benet Tvedten, OSB

A Guide to Living the Truth: Saint Benedict’s Teaching on Humility
Michael Casey, OCSO

The Cloister Walk
Kathleen Norris

St. Benedict’s Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Everyday Benedictine Living
Jane Tomaine

The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century
Joan Chittister, OSB

The Song of the Seed: A Monastic Way of Tending the Soul
Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB

Seeking God: The Way of St. Benedict
Esther DeWaal

Cherish Christ Above All
Demetrius Dumm, OSB

12 Steps to Inner Freedom: Humility Revisited
Joan Chittister, OSB

Rule of Benedict, 1980
Timothy Frye, OSB, Editor

Day By Day with Saint Benedict
Terrence G. Kardong, OSB

The Nonviolent Moment: Spirituality for the 21st Century
Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB

Desiring Life: Benedict on Wisdom and the Good Life
Norvene Vest