“Is there anyone here who years for life and desires to see good days?” (Ps. 34:13)

The quotation above is from Psalm 34 but it is also quoted in the Rule of Benedict which Oblates, along with the Gospels, promise to follow when they make their final commitment. What and who are Oblates? The standard answer goes like this: Oblates are Christian women and men who choose to seek God as oblates of Saint Benedict. They fulfill their baptismal vocation by intentionally doing so through developing a Benedictine heart.