March 21 The Passing of Our Holy Father Saint Benedict
" As he is dying, he rests on Brother Placid and Brother Maurus - from the side, one can see the impact of his weight - who hold up his body and support his arms in prayer. One gazes at Benedict's face, which is seeing beyond the grave; the other, with head turned, seems to be in grief." Photo and text by Edith OSB , used subject to license.

Benedictine Circle - April 28

April 28, 2019 1:15 pm to 4:15 pm in the retreat library on the third floor of Saint Leo Hall.

We are discussing Chapters 49 and the final chapter, 50 in the Road to Eternal Life . The session will be led by Mike Fonfara. After beginning the book in March 2017 we are finishing in April 2019. We have had wonderful discussions.

Each Benedictine Circle Session stands alone. You can fully participate and feel comfortable about participating even if you have not attended any previous sessions because the handouts include quotes from the book and the discussion includes how you have lived the topics/subject discussed. 

The new book selected for the Benedictine Circle meeting in May is John Cassian's Conferences 9 and 10 On Prayer. Kindle or Paper or FREE ONLINE .

If you eat lunch at the abbey prior to the Benedictine Circle, the charge is $12. Just want to attend the class? (it is free) All are welcome.

Have questions? Call Brother Giovanni 813-228-8015.

Note to Benedictine Circle participants of March 17: Although we set April 7 as the date for the April meeting, it needed to be changed to April 28.

Oblate Ceremonies & Picnic
April 14 , 2019 Novice and Final Oblations and Picnic.

Come to the ceremony for those wanting to become oblate novices and for those making their final oblation.

The Family and Friends Spring Picnic with the Monks will be after the ceremonies. Everyone is invited.

More information later.
Remember these dates too
April 7 no Oblate Sunday

April 14 Palm Sunday and oblate novice/final oblation ceremonies/picnic

April 21 Easter


Did you miss the March 14 newsletter?

Read past newsletters here .

Or call the OK Audio Oblate Newsletter for recorded information about meetings and the oblate program, three new clock at the abbey, and special mass times this week 352-888-7755.