TRADITIONAL OBLATES OF ST. BENEDICT
This website has been established in an effort to preserve the traditional practices of the monastic life as it relates to Oblate Laymen and Laywomen trying to live under the Holy Rule of St. Benedict. As Traditional Oblates we are bound to the observance of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass solely according to the form ordained by the Council of Trent. In all rites, ceremonies, and usages, as Traditional Oblates we shall adhere without exception to the established forms of Holy Tradition, cherishing the ancient and venerable and shunning novel and strange forms as alien to Catholic Tradition and unworthy in the expression of the Catholic Faith.
This website shall be dedicated to the task of helping create an atmosphere, amongst all Latin Rite Roman Catholic people, that is commonly referred to as the "SENSUS CATHOLICUS". It is not our purpose to engage in debate, nor shall we attempt to prove anything to anybody. We shall respectfully leave all the proving and all the debating to those who feel the necessity to prove and to debate something.
We wish only to be Catholic -- we wish only to be Benedictine Oblates -- the kind of Catholics our venerable forefathers taught us to be; the kind of Oblates that the holy Monks and Nuns of yesteryear inspired us to be. By the holy Grace of God, it is only for this that we are here We cannot -INDEED WE WILL NOT - allow the disturbance of argument or debate or idle gossip and speculation to enter our lives and disrupt the atmosphere of peace and serenity. We wish to spend our valuable time in prayer and contemplation and hard work, and we humbly suggest that you do the same.
May God Bless You!
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