See below for more information
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Novice Class Assignment:
Continue reading the Rule of Saint Benedict. Meets in the Lake Room on the third floor of Saint Leo Hall (Four-story white building).
Class is led by Brother Stanislaw, OSB.
Oblate Class Assignment:
Meets in the Lake Room.
Class is led by Abbot Isaac, OSB.
No reading assignment.
Coffee Talk (Third Session)
3:00 pm to 4:15:
Oblate Volunteers & Retreat Host Opportunities
During the Coffee Talk session after Abbot Isaac’s class on Oblate Sunday, July 7, we will have a session on retreat hosting.
Brother Apollo will give us an overview of the new opportunities for being a retreat host.
This is a wonderful program of Benedictine spirituality and a tremendous help to the abbey and retreat groups. Additionally it is a way to show visitors that a monastic community is more than just the monks, but the loving people that come together out of love for God. All are welcome to attend!!
The oblate volunteer program has been reorganized with Brother Giovanni resuming coordinating oblate volunteer work and volunteer communications. Many thanks to Beth and George Davis for their wonderful and dedicated work in helping to coordinate the oblate volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at the abbey please contact Brother Giovanni (John Bakas) 813-228-8015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Talk meets in the Lake Room after the Oblate Class. There is a short break to get coffee and desserts.
What to bring for Coffee Talk session:
Snacks to share, optional
A SPECIAL REQUEST this month:
The monks thank everyone who brought items. Your gifts help the monks tremendously and they appreciate your remembering them when you shop.
Remember the Drive-Thru Drop Off Service provided by Dan Spears 9:30 am to 9:45 am by the Abbey Welcome Center.
Thank you. Each month the monks express their appreciation and thanks for everyone who helps them in The Saving Grace.
If you want to read the Holy Rule in the 1865 translation/amplification by a priest of Mount Melleray Cistercian Abbey in Ireland, here is the interesting book in Google Books. The Holy Rule of Saint Benedict translated by a priest of Mount Melleray, Abbey. History of Mount Melleray Abbey.
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