oblate oblate  /ɑb ˈleɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life
  2. (adj) having the equatorial diameter greater than the polar diameter; being flattened at the poles

Usage(s):

  • In May 1953 Diem entered a Benedictine monastery in Belgium, where he was considered an oblate, or lay member.

News

  • Religion Calendar: Week of Oct. 20, 2013

    Catholic Daughters No. 1787 fair with Día de los Muertos altar contest. 210-467-2835. Choral festival: 4 p.m., St. David's Episcopal Church, 1300 Wilshire Blvd. mawinden@att.net. Halloween fest: 4-10 p.m., St. Gregory the Great School, 700 Dewhurst. Family-friendly festival with haunted house, games, food and more. 210-342-0281. Annual benefit: 6:30 p.m., Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate ...
    on October 26, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

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