This place looks marvelous from the website (lots to explore there), although Vina looks to be a very long way from the Bay area (if that's where you are). I can't tell how traditional they may or may not be from my first glance at the website, and I don't see anything about their having Lay Associates either, which is the Cistercian version of a Benedictine Oblate (more or less).
Back to the Camaldolese, if I were more outgoing, I would want to discuss the whole traditional vs. modern issue with one of the monks at New Camaldoli. If they use the NRSV in their liturgies, I would want to know why. Something tells me they did not come to the decision so easily; probably debated the pros and cons before choosing. I would want to know if they felt a person with traditionalist leanings had a place with them. Are they even open to these concerns? Just a few thoughts, anyway.
God bless you,
Thanks. Looks like it's the OFS after all. Major roadblocks with the Bennies. I tried Vina. They don't seem to have oblates.
Hello Jason. It is interesting that you should post this now. Yesterday I made my full oblation at St Gregory's Abbey. Yesterday was our annual Spring Oblate Day. Were you there? I also received your message and I'll probably continue this discussion by email, though since it is the middle of the night as I write this, that will be later today or tomorrow. Indeed I hope you do consider becoming a part of the St Gregory family. Welcome.