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List of
Past Newsletters

Are you receiving the email newsletters? A Link or PDF version of the current and some past newsletters sent after December 1, 2014 are listed below.

And if you are not signed up for the oblate newsletters, visit the sign-up page.

If you signed-up for the oblate email list and are not receiving the newsletters, please email the oblate office and we'll see where the wrench was dropped into the email gears.

January 31, 2018 -- PDF Oblate Sunday, Mary Magdalene at cross, Lugano church. The Saving Grace.

January 19, 2018 -- PDF Benedictine Circle, The Rose.

January 2, 2018 -- PDF to newsletter and webpage.

December 18, 2017 -- Link PDF -- Abbey Christmas schedule. Father Fidelis article.

December 6, 2017 -- Link PDF -- Christmas party pictures. Christmas concert. Benedictine Circle. Past Newsletters. Felicia Morrell article.

November 29, 2017 -- Link PDF -- Christmas party reminders and song rehearsal after Mass.

November 24, 2017 -- Link PDF -- Monk names for Christmas party. Carol to be sung at party.

November 19, 2017 -- Link PDF -- Abbot's mozzetta. Abbot retreat quotes. Old stories requested. Thank you retreat helpers. Christmas party outline.

October 21, 2017 -- Link -- Retreat. Christmas party. Saint Leo. Retreat hosts. Scriptorium. Picture of illuminated cross on Saint Leo Hall.

October 19, 2017 -- Link -- Abbot's hurricane letter

October 19, 2017 -- Link -- Monastic meerkat's AC tip

October 13, 2017 -- Link PDF -- Morrell on Night Prayer. Saint Benedict Psalm arrangement.

 

Here are the letters written Bernardo Olivera, Abbot General of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (also known as “Trappists”), we read in 2015 and 2016 in Abbot Isaac's oblate class at Saint Leo Abbey:

At the table of the Eucharist 1994

There is no Eucharist without love 1996

FROM THE ROOTS OF THE GOSPEL 2002

THE PRAYER JESUS TAUGHT US 2005

THE SADNESS CORRODING OUR DESIRE FOR GOD 2007

I Hear in My Heart: “Seek my Face” 2008

The letters listed above were read and studied by those in the oblate class (anyone may attend).

For other letters by Dom Bernardo Olivera, see the OCSO site, here.

 

 

October 15, 2015 #82 Link — Oblate-program retreat

September 28, 2015 #81 Link — Oblate Sunday reading

September 26, 2015 #80 Link — Oblate Sunday

September 4, 2015 #79 Link — Retreat date

August 30, 2015 #78 Link — Prayer for creation

August 22, 2015 #77 Link — Oblate Sunday

August 12, 2015 #76 Link — Benedictine Circle

July 21, 2015 #75 Link — August 2 oblate Sunday

July 17, 2015 #74 Link — July 19 Benedictine Circle

June 30, 2015 #73 Link — Novitiate, Simple Vows, Peer Ministry

May 26, 2015 #72 Link -- Prior Clement ordination as deacon

May 21, 2015 #71 — Link

May 13, 2015 #70 — PDF and Link Father Damian Mass

May 8, 2015 #69 — Link

April 28, 2015 #68 — Link

April 25, 2015 #67 — PDF. Link. OS on May 3.

April 2, 2015 #66 — PDF. Link. Easter Triduum schedule

March 22, 2015 #65 — PDF. Picnic pictures

March 20, 2015 #64 — PDF. Picnic Count update

March 18, 2015 #63 — PDF. Oblate ceremonies and picnic

March 7, 2015 #62 — Link. The one about the oblate ceremonies and picnic.

February 23, 2015 #61 — PDF. Only an update.

February 20, 2015 #60 — PDF. The one with the applications.

February 11, 2015 #59 — PDF Benedtine Circle

January 9, 2015 #58 — PDF The one with the reflection nebula and the Illuminative Way from Guéranger.

December 18, 2014 #57 New RSVP for Oblate Sunday — PDF

December 11, 2014 #56 Christmas Party and more — PDF

December 7, 2014 #55 — PDF

December 5, 2014 #54 — PDF

December 3, 2014 #53 Broadcast Email -- From Abbot Isaac — PDF

December 2, 2014 #52 — PDF

 

SELECTED PAST READING ASSIGNMENTS

(The Pauline List)

 

October 4, 2015 Eucharist by Dom Bernardo. His 1994 letter.

September 6, 2015 Acedia by Dom Bernardo Olivera

August 2, 2015 Dom Bernardo Olivera

July 5, 2015 Dom Bernardo Olivera

June 7, 2015 Dom Bernardo Olivera