Short Office of the Oblates

This is recited in the following manner, seven times a day, in union with the monks of the monastery:  "Seven times a day I have given praise to Thee."

V. O God, come to my assistance.Immhrt-8.jpg (87895 bytes)

R. O Lord, make haste to help me.

V. Glory be to the Father, etc.

R. As it was in the beginning, etc.

Psalm 116

Oh, praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people.

For His mercy is confirmed upon us: and the truth of the Lord remaineth forever.

V. Glory be to the Father, etc.

R. As it was in the beginning, etc.

V. Let us praise the Lord.

R. Thanks be to God.

V. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

R. Amen


Ihm.gif (25989 bytes)Morning Offering

According to St. Gertrude

O Lord, my God, for Thy sake I resolve to perform all my actions, whether exterior or interior, purely for Thy glory and for the salvation of the whole world, with such intention and in such a manner as Thou dost desire and enjoin, and in union with that love wherewith Thy Son came down from heaven and wrought the work of our salvation, especially during His Passion. Wherefore I entirely disclaim all merit, all reward and grace which I might otherwise hope to obtain by these actions, that I may offer to Thee, my God, a pure sacrifice of praise, and give Thee a proof of my love. Amen



Sacredhr1.jpg (20872 bytes)Evening Prayer

Recommendation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O sweetest Heart of Jesus, to Thee I commend my body and my soul this night, that they may calmly rest in Thee. And as I cannot praise my God while I sleep, do Thou deign to supply my lack of service, and for every beating of my heart give praise to the Most Holy Trinity on my behalf; receive into Thyself every breath I draw, and offer them all to God as glowing sparks of Divine love. Amen


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Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great

Dictated by Our Lord to Release 1,000 Souls from Purgatory

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen



Prayer for Renewing the Spirit of St. Benedict in His Ordermusei.jpg (11427 bytes)

Holy Mary, come to the relief of the distressed; help the faint-hearted; comfort the sorrowful; pray for the people; plead for the clergy; intercede for the monks; entreat for the nuns; may all who honor thy holy Name experience thy protection.

St. Benedict, most holy confessor of the Lord, Father and guide of monks, pray for us and for our salvation.mary45.jpg (33626 bytes)

V. Convert us, O God of strength.

R. Show us Thy Face and we shall be saved.

Let Us Pray

Stir up, O Lord, in Thy Church the spirit wherewith our holy Father St. Benedict, Abbot, was animated, that filled with the same, we may study to love what he loved and to practice what he taught.  Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, perseverance in Thy holy service, that the people serving Thee in our days may increase both in merit and in number.  Through Christ our Lord. Amen.




(Excerpted from Daily Companion for Secular Oblates of St. Benedict, 2nd. Edition, February 1948)