Sunday, November 2, 2008

Benedictine detective. A Benedictine oblate blog

The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are renovating their monastery in Clyde, Missouri, USA.

They have a blog at which they record their progress. And they have a picture of a ceiling tile from their old monastery. It is the picture at the top of this blog. The tile seems similar to tile in the St. Leo Abby — at least the way I remember it.

My wife and I are going to St. Leo today for oblate Sunday and I will take a picture of the St. Leo Abbey ceiling tile to see if they are the same. The tile is in the room the oblates meet — called the Lake Room because it overlooks the beautiful lake next to the abbey.

I will let you know.

November 4, 2008. Well, we went to the St. Leo Abbey and here is their ceiling tile:

Hey, they are both white!


  1. Oh aye; Lake Jovita by name. Have you seen Ole Al, the resident 15 foot alligator lately? He may even be larger.

  2. Right you are about the lake.

    We have not seen the alligator but would not be surprised if it is much bigger as you say.

    I was able to go to the abbey today for vespers and compline. Just wonderful to sit in the dark church before compline.

  3. Well hey, you got the color correct! :P