There are many Christians who feel inspired or called by God to an intense expression of faith, but for whom living in community may not be possible. They see a monastic community as a place both to which they offer their gifts, and from which they receive support and spiritual nourishment.
Oblates of the Community of Jesus are those who have entered into a covenant by which they have agreed to the principles and purposes of the Community as expressed in the Rule of Life. While maintaining their obligations to and involvements in their own parishes and congregations, oblates seek to participate in the Community’s life, insofar as they are able, and thereby to associate themselves more closely with our common vocation. By doing so, they are included within this family of faith, and the Community of Jesus becomes their community.