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Saint Leo Abbey Oblates

First Four Questions

At the very top of this page are the four sections: “Oblate Defined,” “Introduction,” “Programs,” and “Application.” Those sections answer the four most frequently asked questions:

1. What is an Oblate? (Oblate Defined section)

2. Is there an introductory overview of the entire Oblate program? (Introduction section)

3. What are specific programs and activities of the Oblates of Saint Leo Abbey? (Programs section)

4. How do I become a novice Oblate and then an Oblate? (Application section)

 

Please LIKE the Saint Leo Abbey Oblates Facebook page. Thank you, it helps spread the word about the abbey's oblate program and the abbey's retreat center and guest house!

This website is about Saint Leo Abbey's oblate program, a Benedictine oblate program for lay men and women from all walks of life.

The abbey is located on Lake Jovita in the Town of Saint Leo, Pasco County, Florida, USA. (location map)

Father Abbot Isaac, OSB, personally directs the Oblate program and leads the discussions in our monthly Oblate classes. Brother Stanislaw, OSB, leads the Oblate novice classes.

Many of us in the Oblate program have been deeply and profoundly changed just by stepping onto the grounds of Saint Leo Abbey.

Attendance at our monthly meetings is always an interesting mix of guests, novices and oblates. If you are discerning whether Saint Leo Abbey’s Oblate Sunday program is right for you please register for our e-mail updates and come and join us for our next Oblate Sunday meeting.

 

 

 

Join the contemplative traditions as a Benedictine oblate -- open to every Christian man and woman. Be an oblate! There are about 25,000 oblates in the world, 10,000 in the United States.

Historic Saint Leo Abbey is Florida's only Benedictine abbey.

The monks welcome visitors. You do not need to be an oblate to visit the abbey.

Just want to visit? Sure, the abbey is open to the public. Walk the grounds, pray with the monks, attend daily Mass, or book an individual or group retreat for renewal, reflection or as a relaxing getaway.

 

 

WHAT'S NEW
ON THE WEBSITE, BLOG,
and AUDIO-OBLATE NEWSLETTER

 

New August 29

Oblate Sunday page updated.

Benedictine Circle page updated.

New August 28

Oblate-program Oct. 28-30 spiritual retreat page updated.

Oblate Sunday page updated.

Benedictine Circle page updated.

Blog description updated. Photo essay link fixed, added link to abbey Mass times.

The Audio-Oblate Newsletter was updated -- new recorded message at 352-588-8180.

Facebook events added

New August 1

The Saving Grace page updated with August request.

New July 18

Oblate Sunday page updated with reading assignment for the oblate class. Another good one!

Benedictine Circle page updated with reading assignments.

The Audio-Oblate Newsletter was updated -- new recorded message at 352-588-8180.

 

New July 16

Oblate Sunday page updated for RSVP.

Benedictine Circle page updated.

AbbeyMassTimes.com now live to with added information to keep you informed of changes in Mass times, prayer times, and lectio divina at Saint Leo Abbey.

Audio Oblate Newsletter. Call 352-588-8180 to hear the latest meeting information in 90 seconds.

New June 17

New blog post. "Saint Leo looks at Saint Leo Hall."

New March 17

Ceremony/Picnic page updated.

Oblate Sunday page updated for RSVP.

Application page updated.

New March 3

Oblate Sunday page updated for RSVP and reading assignment.

The Saving Grace page updated.

Benedictine Circle page updated.

AbbeyMassTimes.com now live to keep you informed of changes in Mass times and Gift Shop hours at Saint Leo Abbey.

 

New February 17

Oblate Sunday page updated for RSVP, reading assignment to be added later.

Benedictine Circle page updated.

AbbeyMassTimes.com now live to keep you informed of changes in Mass times at Saint Leo Abbey.

 

New January 27

Oblate Sunday reading assignments for the oblate and novice classes added to Oblate Sunday page.

New December 28

Oblate Sunday reading assignments for the oblate and novice classes added to Oblate Sunday page.

The Saving Grace page was updated.

The Audio-Oblate Newsletter was updated -- new recorded message at 352-588-8180.

Oblate-program blog updated.

 

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