1. Abbot Isaac asked that we pray for him
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. A Prayer for Abbot Isaac

From our Abbot Isaac, O.S.B.:

Prayer for Abbot Isaac


"This is a prayer the Oblates may pray for me.  The prayer was made when we met with Pope Benedict three years ago.


Thank you,








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.
Saint Leo Abbey in 1960s?
Taken from across 
Lake Jovita.
Abbey Church Bell Tower
Looking across Father Damian's garden 2015