Claustral Oblates are "in house" oblates, who make yearly profession of vows, and wear a habit.
Some actually retain remunerative work outside the monastery.
Benedictines, particularly the monks of the American-Cassinese Congregation, have statutes governing claustral
The Passionist Nuns of Whitesville, KY, have the first female claustral oblates of our knowledge.
They are limited to two, and already have one. They had to petition their order's Master General to obtain permission
to have claustral oblates.
So, what is a discerner to do about a desire to be a claustral oblate? ASK! Ask the vocations
director of the monastery to which you are attracted. If they are willing, but don't have any guiding statutes, we have
included a few links detailing the subject.