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Oblate Sunday

July 2, 2017

Please RSVP by Thursday at noon so the abbey kitchen ladies will know the number of lunches to prepare. If you are only coming to the classes (not eating lunch with us) no RSVP is necessary.

To RSVP click the above picture. It will take you to the RSVP page where you will fill out the RSVP form.


Novice Class Assignment:

No reading assignment. Meets in the Mary Chapel - third floor. Brother Stanislaw will give the history of Saint Leo Abbey and how it came to be here.

Oblate Class Assignment:

No reading assignment. Meets in the Abbey church at 1:00 pm for a tour of the church given by Brother Stanislaw.

After the tour, come to the Lake Room and participate in the "round-table" discussions about the oblate life.

We will have desserts and coffee to help our discussions. The small-group discussions will end about 4:15 pm.

Solemn Vespers is at 5:00 pm.

The Saving Grace (updated June 3)

The monks thank everyone who brought items. Your gifts help the monks tremendously and they appreciate your remembering them when you shop.

Remember the Drive-Thru Drop Off Service provided by Dan Spears 9:30 am to 9:45 am by the Abbey Welcome Center.

Thank you. Each month the monks express their appreciation and thanks for everyone who helps them in The Saving Grace.



If you want to read the Holy Rule in the 1865 translation/amplification by a priest of Mount Melleray Cistercian Abbey in Ireland, here is the interesting book in Google Books. The Holy Rule of Saint Benedict translated by a priest of Mount Melleray, Abbey. History of Mount Melleray Abbey.


Important note for new people coming to oblate events: If you RSVP for Oblate Sunday or the Benedictine Circle, but have not signed up for the oblate email list, you may miss notices of upcoming meetings and events. It is easy and free to be added to the email list. CLICK HERE.

RSVPing does not add you to the email list and joining the email list does not RSVP you for events! Each is a separate system.




About Oblate Sunday Typical Schedule

Oblate Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. There is no cost to attend. However, as with many church functions, you may make a voluntary donation for lunch. Any donation is completely optional.

10:00 am Mass — In the Abbey Church.

11:10 am Novice Class — Immediately after Mass in the Mary Chapel on the third floor of the abbey. This class is open to everyone. That means guests, visitors, Oblates, and, of course, Oblate novices. The class is taught by Brother Stanislaw, O.S.B.

12:00 pm Midday Prayer — In the abbey church — with the monks. Everyone is invited.

12:20 pm Lunch — In the abbey dining room with the monks. Everyone is invited. The dinning room is located on the east end of the first floor of the abbey.

Please RSVP if you are planning to have lunch. The abbey kitchen needs a count of guests to know how much food to prepare. An RSVP is much appreciated by the abbey and the dedicated kitchen staff.

1:15 pm Oblate Class — Lake Room third floor of the abbey. This class is open to everyone. That means guests, visitors, Oblate novices, and, of course, Oblates. The class is taught by Father Abbot Isaac, O.S.B.

2:30 pm End of first oblate class session

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm Break

2:45 pm to 4:15 pm Second oblate-class session -- oblate-led discussions, workshops, testimonies, get to know your oblate brothers and sisters.

5:00 pm Solemn vespers (evening prayer) with the monks, which ends at 5:20 pm. In the light of sixteen saints from above, the monks process into and out of the quiet church on Sunday afternoons in their flowing, long white cowls/cucullas.

All chants at the Sunday vespers are accompanied by Brother Stanislaw, OSB, on the organ, the Royal Classic III by Viscount. The old church is still and at rest. Those Sunday vespers are a glorious office.