Some Famous Benedictine Oblates Throughout History


  • St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury & martyr (†1170)


  • St. Thomas Aquinas, child Oblate at Monte Cassino (†1274)


  • St. Thomas More, lawyer, martyr (†1535)


  • St. Oliver Plunkett (†1681), Archbishop of Armagh, martyr


  • Elena Cornaro Piscopia (†1684), scholar, philosopher, musician and first women to receive a doctorate


  • Joris-Karl Huysmans, writer (†1907)


  • Dorothy Day, social activist (†1980)


  • Jacques and Raissa Maritain (†1973/1960), philosophers


  • Walker Percy, Southern American novelist (†1990)


  • Margaret Rumer Godden, English author (†1998)