Last night I became an oblate of Monastero di San Benedetto in Norcia. It's basically like being a 3rd Order Benedictine. An oblate makes promises to the abbot (or in this case the prior) to live a life in the spirit of the Rule of Saint Benedict as his own situation allows in the world.
For more information on the monastery, please visit their website:
The Monastery of San Benedetto, Norcia, Italy.
Some general information on Benedictine Oblates:
Oblates at osb.org