Stability for Oblates

[A few words from the oblate director, Fr. Michael Peterson, O.S.B., on stability for oblates.]

The question of the meaning of stability is a common one among oblates who are not committed to a stability of place as monks are. We use the term “stability of heart” in the oblation promises. It is a broad promise, to be sure, but one that, above all, places our stability in the person of Christ as Lord of our life. It is “to prefer nothing whatsoever to Christ” and to live in such a way as to make that true each day.

[The photo is of the Chapter Room of Hauterive Abbey in the Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland.]

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