Mary Stommes, OblSB, Appointed as Director of Oblates

Mary Stommes, OblSB, was appointed as the new director of oblates for Saint Benedict’s Monastery. She previously served as editor and writer at Give Us This Day.

In the past, oblate directors have always been sisters. After taking counsel, the monastery leadership team decided it was the right time to appoint a director from within the oblate community. In addition to her years of experience as an oblate, Mary is also known and appreciated as a retreat director and has given retreats for several Benedictine communities, including ours.

Mary began her position in early July, and Sister Laureen Virnig is working with her as assistant director of oblates.