The Constitution and the Statutes

of the Swiss-American Benedictine Congregation

Established by the General Chapter


Section II: Norms for the Individual Monasteries

C. Of Claustral and Secular Oblates

S34 1) A claustral oblate candidate may be received into the novitiate by the abbot with the consent of the chapter. After a year of novitiate he may be admitted to oblation with the consent of the chapter. He makes his oblation by promising obedience to the abbot.

2) The bond of oblation may be terminated at any time, either by the claustral oblate himself, or by the abbot, who may dismiss him for a just reason. The monastery is to show equity and evangelical charity towards a claustral oblate whose oblation is terminated and who leaves the monastery (see CIC 702.2).

S35 Each monastery may enroll secular oblates. These oblates promise conversion of life in keeping with the spirit of the Rule and according to the statutes approved for oblates.


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