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
Six times a year the Oblates gather at the Abbey for a day of recollection. It begins with a Conventual Mass followed by 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. Retreats are held periodically as well.
Want to learn more?
For additional information on the Oblate program at Portsmouth Abbey, contact the Oblate Director at 401-683-2000. Or write:Dom Damian Kearney, O.S.B. Portsmouth Abbey 285 Cory’s Lane Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02781