Oblation Process & Expectations


The Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery welcome inquirers who wish to join us in prayer, relationship, and ministry.

The process begins by meeting with the Oblate Director to share the following:

  • Present involvement in a Christian faith community
  • Prayer life
  • Reasons for desiring inclusion as an Oblate

The inquirer must arrange two to three visits to the monastery and attend an annual Oblate weekend retreat before the candidacy enrollment process begins.

For a devout follower of God, becoming an Oblate represents a wonderful journey in Christ that will enhance faith and provide an opportunity for especially meaningful service in one’s daily life.

For more information on becoming a Benedictine Oblate, please contact the Oblate Director:


Sister Priscilla Cohen, OSB

Website: www.shmon.org
E-mail: oblates [at] shmon.org
Telephone: (256)734-4622
U.S. Mail: 916 Convent Road NE
               Cullman, AL 35055