If you are already an Inquirer, Novice, or Oblate associated with St. Gertrude’s, please LOGIN to continue to our private community site. When logged in, click the OBLATE COMMUNITY title to see the menus.
If you are a visitor: The Oblate Community of the Monastery of St. Gertrude is an ecumenical community. We welcome Christians of all denominations and traditions and expect that members of the oblate community will be very respectful and welcoming of traditions and perspectives that they may not share. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
As part of the Center for Benedictine Life at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, we are experimenting with and living into new realities of membership and belonging. There are many ways of belonging — being an oblate is just one. To learn more, visit our Benedictine Sisters at www.stgertrudes.org/participate.
The process to discern oblation takes around 3-4 years, on average, as shown in this flow chart.
Oblates of other communities transferring to ours join this process at the Novice stage, to allow time to get acquainted with our community before formally transferring their oblation.