oblates-clarice-and-anne-smithOblates are single Catholic women who have discerned that they have a specific vocation within the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Mary. They believe they are called to make the Congregation their main life commitment. Oblates make simple promises to live in Simplicity, Chastity and Availability. These promises are made for one year, three years or for life. They are renewed annually.

Oblates participate in the charism of the Sisters of St. Mary. They may participate in the works of the sisters or in other works of service. They live independently and maintain individual financial responsibility. They wear a medallion that is the seal of the Congregation with its motto: “In simplicity of heart, I have joyfully given all to God.”