An oblate sphere is one that is flattened at its poles. Saturn is the most oblate planet in our Solar System; the difference in its equatorial and polar diameters is almost 10%. Planet Obliquity to the Ecliptic(Axial Tilt) Mercury Venus Earth 23.45° Mars 24° Jupiter 3.1° Saturn 26.7° Uranus 97.9° Neptune 28.8° Pluto 57.5
Someone associated closely with a community, but who will be living a modified form of the Rule, which allows him or her to live outside the Religious house. Oblates are so-called because they make an oblation (or offering) of obedience to the community instead of taking the profession vows. In some communities, oblates remain celibate, in others they are allowed to be married. A few oblates live within a community house and then they are usually termed intern(al) oblates. The term oblate is more usually associated with Benedictine communities.
a person, female or male, lay or ordained, married or single, Catholic or Protestant, who makes an abbreviated profession of monastic vows in a particular community and promises to follow the Rule of St
An Oblate in Christian monasticism (especially Roman Catholic and Anglican; the Orthodox Christian equivalent is called a Rasophore) is any person who has been offered to God, or have dedicated themselves to His service, in holy religion.