Prassi della Congregazione dei Missionari Oblati
di Maria Immacolata, Editrice Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, Roma 2011, 377 pp.
for a monastic vocation (oblati
) and those whose aims were secular
Marek Rostkowski (Rome: Missionari Oblati
di Maria Immacolata, 2000), p.
Since we have ample evidence in the RB that children (boys in Benedict's case) were admitted to the monastery (as oblati
; see chapter 59), it is tempting to speculate on how they came into a sense of their own gender identity in the process of growing up in a monastic context with only other male monks as their masculine role models.
Since the Franciscans continued to accept pueri oblati
, much of the attention was directed at basic education.