Oblates of St. Benedict

About Benedictine Oblates


What is an Oblate?

Oblates of Saint Benedict are Christian men and women who choose to associate themselves with a Benedictine religious community in order to strengthen their baptismal commitment and enrich their Christian way of life.


Becoming An Oblate

Christian men and women are attracted to the Oblate Program because they are seeking God in Jesus Christ and have begun to find Him.  They hope to intensify their journey of faith through affiliation with Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church and Saint Vincent Archabbey through commitment to the Christian values manifested by the monks of Saint Gregory’s and Saint Vincent Archabbey and its Oblates.


Oblate Moderator

Fr. Lee Yoakam, OSB a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint Gregory the Great in Virginia Beach is the local moderator and point of contact for the local chapter of Benedictine Oblates in Virginia Beach.  Benedictine Oblates meet the first Wednesday of the month at Saint Gregory’s Damian Room at 7 PM.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Benedictine Oblate Contact: Nancy Chrabot 467-2306

Oblates and Saint Benedict

Information about the life of Saint Benedict comes from Book II of the Dialogues by Pope Saint Gregory the Great (590-604).  Benedict was born about the year 480 A.D. in Nursia, a small town north of Rome, Italy.


Books are available in Saint Gregory’s Book Store.



CLICK HERE to obtain a form for those seeking NOVICE OBLATION (INVESTITURE)