Mary Stommes, OblSB, has been appointed as the new director of oblates for Saint Benedict’s Monastery. She previously served as editor and writer at Give Us This Day.
In the past, oblate directors have always been sisters. After taking counsel, the monastery leadership team decided it was the right time to appoint a director from within the oblate community. In addition to her years of experience as an oblate, Mary is also known and appreciated as a retreat director and has given retreats for several Benedictine communities, including ours.
Mary will begin her position in early July, and Sister Laureen Virnig will work with her as assistant director of oblates.