~ Mary Magdalene at foot of cross. From a fresco in the 
church in Lugano, Switzerland.  Photo by oblate Richard Fanelli ~
1. Triduum schedule


2. No Oblate Sunday in April. But the Benedictine Circle does meet April 19


3. May 3 Next Oblate Sunday 


4. The Saving Grace


5. Prayer Newsletter


6. Photo essay by Charles Woodhouse


7. Past broadcast emails


8. Know your abbey


9. NEW: Are you missing?












Saint Scholastica
This wonderful sister of Saint Benedict knew the love of God and its power.  Here is her story from Chapter 33 of the Life of Benedict.

A brief definition of "Benedictine oblate" is here.




Are you expanding your Benedictine library? The Novice and Oblate Resources Page on the blog has many books fit for any proper library. 

Dear Oblates, Oblate Novices, and Friends of Saint Leo Abbey,
1. Easter Triduum schedule



7:00 am Office of Readings

No Vespers

7:00 pm Mass (Easter Triduum begins)




7:00 am Office of Readings

No Vespers

3:00 pm Mass (Liturgy of the Lord's Passion)

No vespers


7:00 am Office of Readings

5:00 pm Vespers/Evening Prayer

8:00 pm Easter Vigil




7:30 am Morning prayer

(no Office of Readings)

No Mass

5:00 pm Solemn Vespers (Easter Triduum ends) 


2. No Oblate Sunday in April

The first Sunday in April is Easter.  There will be no Oblate Sunday in April.





Benedictine Circle will meet April 19.


Please RSVP for the Benedictine Circle.

3. May 3 Next Oblate Sunday

Please RSVP by the Sunday prior to the Oblate Sunday.

4. The Saving Grace

For Oblate Sundays:


Find quality personal care items that are BOGO or with a good coupon. Help our dear monks. That's The Saving Grace.


And remember our Drive-Thru drop-off service Oblate Sunday is provided by Dan Spears -- drive up and say Hi!!


Dan is there from 9:30-45am.


Visit The Saving Grace

5. Prayer Ministry Newsletter
Please email your prayer requests to: 


To receive the Prayer Ministry Newsletter giving all the prayer requests you need to "opt-in" -- please reply to this email with the following information:


"Please add me to the Prayer Ministry Newsletter email list.


"My name is: _______"


6. Photo Essay by Charles Woodhouse
First of five articles by new novice Charles Woodhouse has been posted on the blog.
7. Past broadcast emails
Since December 1 past broadcast emails are posted in PDF versions HERE.

8. Know your Abbey 
The three panels near the end of this email contain links to:

Left: Rule of Saint Benedict

Center: iBreviary -- use your phone or tablet to pray with the monks at home or at the abbey (FREE).
Right: Saint Gertrude the Great-- one of the eight sunrise saints in the abbey church.
9. Are you missing?

1. Camera left at oblate picnic 


2. Black and red insulated food bag left at picnic.


3. Brown runner.  There is a brown runner left over from the Christmas party. 


4.  Red knife with sheath. There is a nice red knife someone left.


If you are missing these items, please reply to this email.


Abbot Isaac, O.S.B., Oblate Director


Brother Stanislaw, O.S.B., Novice Director


Abbey Reception Office
(352) 588 8624


Gift Shop, Brother James, O.S.B.
(352) 588 2606


Guest House & Retreat Center: (352) 588 8184  


And try Ken Conrad's wonderful Kindle version.

This is the one used by Saint Leo Abbey monks.  There is a paid version by another publisher, but it is not always exactly the same as the one used at Saint Leo Abbey. So this FREE one is the one to get.
The only female saint called the Great. More info. Her amazing book of prayers is part of the reasons she is honored as one of eight sunrise saints in the Abbey church. Her light greets you along with that of Saint Walburg.