The Oblate Community
People look for a way in which to incorporate, in their daily life what they have experienced as spiritually and humanly enriching in a monastic community. For such people monasteries offer the opportunity of becoming oblates.
One community, but in three places.
German in flavor and German speaking, but international in composition and in a colorful context of religions, cultures, and languages:
Reconciliation with God and with our neighbor stands in the center of our life, prayer and work as Benedictine monks in the Holy Land.
The example of the first Christian community was an inspiration not only to Benedict of Nursia, but is to us as well. The position of Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion links us to this ideal also geographically and historically.
A short view at our community...
In 1898 the modern history of the holy site of the Dormition began when German Emperor Wilhelm II. bought the site and gave it to the German Catholics.