~ Saint Athanasius  trampling down Heresy ~ 
~ Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome.  Source.
1. May 3 Next Oblate Sunday 

2. Volunteer drivers for monks

3. May 3 Mass


4. The Saving Grace


5. Prayer Newsletter


6. Past broadcast emails


7. Know your abbey


8. 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. May 3 Next Oblate Sunday

Please RSVP by the Sunday prior to the Oblate Sunday.

2. Volunteer Drivers for Monks

From Abbot Isaac: 


"We need to have some volunteers to be drivers for the monks when they have medical appointments. These are usually  around the area, Dade City and Zephyrhills. The volunteer drivers will free some of the younger monks to do other jobs in the house."


If you can volunteer, please reply to this email.

3. Mass on May 3

The Mass on May 3 will be for children with special needs. Reserved seats will provided for the families and children. All families with special needs children are invited to attend.

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. Past broadcast emails
Since December 1 past broadcast emails are posted in PDF versions HERE.

7. 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.
8. Are you missing?

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


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


3.  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.