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From the reading for the July 5 Oblate Class
A monstrance is the vessel used in the churches to display the consecrated Eucharistic Host
"Those who follow such a Master are invited to do the same, that is, to be sure that no one lacks bread - with a small "b" - and Bread with a capital "B". Our monastic communities live in a communion of love, thanks to the Bread of Life."

Bernardo Olivera
Abbot General OCSO
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Dear Oblates, Oblate Novices, and Friends of Saint Leo Abbey,
July 5 Oblate Sunday
For reading assignments and to RSVP please go the Oblate Sunday page on the oblate website

Abbot Isaac, O.S.B, will discuss the letter on the Lord's Prayer from Bernardo Olivera
Abbot General OCSO.  His letter can help all Christians whose complete desire is to love God with every part of their mind, heart, and time.

Please RSVP by Wednesday.
July 10  Brother Robert Novitiate
Friday, July 10 at 5:00 pm Vespers is the ceremony for Brother Robert to enter the Saint Leo Abbey monastic novitiate. Everyone is invited. We will hear Robert's new name for the first time when it is given to him by Abbot Isaac, O.S.B., as part of the ceremony. 

This is an important event in the history of Saint Leo Abbey.   
July 11  Brothers Benjamin and Apollo - Simple Vows
Saturday, July 11 during 10:00 am Mass (Feast of Saint Benedict), Brother Benjamin and Brother Apollo will make Simple Vows for one year. 

Everyone is invited.

This is an important event in the history of Saint Leo Abbey.
July 19  Benedictine Circle
For reading assignments and to RSVP please go to the Benedictine Circle page on the oblate website.

By July 31 please check & update your contact information
Please check and update your contact information by clicking on this link. Update Contact Information.

Abbot Isaac is updating the abbey's mailing list for the letters he sends in the U.S. Mail. His letters are beautiful communications about the abbey, the liturgical seasons, and our life of seeking God.

Please click on the above link and check and update your contact information. After you type in your information on the form, please click Update Profile at the bottom of the form.

If you have any questions or problems, please reply to this email.
Saint Leo Peer Ministry
The Weeklong2015 just finished a few days ago.

Visit and support the work of the peer ministers on their Facebook page.  Many good photos and videos of the Weeklong2015 events.
A new email template
This is the first email using a new template.

This new form should help those who use mobile devices. Plus there are now internal links and the Quick Links directly to the RSVP pages or to Facebook and Twitter.

If you see any errors or have problems please reply to this email.

The contacts and other elements from the previous format will be added to this new template.

The font size in the section on Nilda's article need fixing. 
Check for past emails you missed
You can see if there are any past broadcast emails you have not received by visiting the List of Broadcast Emails page on the oblate website.

How are leaving your home in Cuba, a beloved family dog, Saint Leo Abbey, and God related?

Nilda's true story is an inspiration to all who seek God.  

Her article is posted on the oblate blog .

Her article was written and posted on the blog prior to this email, but has already been read by many people.

Fall and Winter are Coming
The annual Oblate-Program Spiritual Weekend Retreat is coming. Depending on Abbot Isaac's schedule, it is usually held in the fall. Everyone is invited. Live on monastic time, share prayer time and meals with the monks. Attend Abbot Isaac's conferences. 
Yes, we can begin to think about the cooler weather in December and the annual Christmas party with the monks.   
Everyone is invited.  Those attending are requested to bring a dessert and may, on a voluntary basis, give a gift to a monk.
Thank you to all those in the Saint Leo Abbey oblate program.

The abbey thanks you and daily prays for you.  


Saint Leo Abbey Oblates
33601 State Road 52
Town of Saint Leo, FL