Dear Oblates, Oblate Novices, and Friends of Saint Leo Abbey,
August 2 Oblate Sunday
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, influential leader of earliest Cistercians (circa 12th century). Doctor of the Church, died August 20, 1153.   Picture source.
To RSVP and for the reading assignments for the novice class and the oblate class please go the Oblate Sunday page on the oblate website

Please RSVP by July 26. It helps the abbey plan if the abbey kitchen knows how many are coming.

A link that works!  By July 31 please check & update your contact information
Please check and update your contact information by clicking on the Update Profile/Email Address link at the very end of this email. That link at the end of the email will work.

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 link at the bottom of the email 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.

A new email template
This is the third email using a new template.

Georges de la Tour of The Penitent Magdalen. The skull signifies man's inevitable death and mortality and the mirror and flame - her fleeting beauty. --

Thanks to Mary Anderson for this caption

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.

Test only. Thank you.
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 .

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