Saint Leo Abbey Oblates are having their
annual Oblate Program retreat November 2-4, 2012. The retreat
conferences will be led by Abbot Isaac. The retreat welcomes anyone
wanting a weekend on monastic time -- we pray on the monks' schedule --
and interested in learning more about Benedictine spirituality. The
cost is $215 per person.
Hi, I'm John, blogging about my life as a Benedictine oblate of a Catholic monastery. I write about the oblate manner of living and Benedictine spirituality.
Oblates live in the world and are regular people just like you. I'll share my lifestyle that follows monastic practices from the earliest desert fathers and the ancient Rule of St. Benedict. There are about 25,000 Benedictine oblates in the world. More about this blog.
This oblate blog is the companion to my Oblate Spring website which describes oblate spirituality and provides links, summaries, and lists of oblate resources.
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Saint Cecilia is one of the four great virgin martyrs. The others are St. Agnes, St. Agatha and St. Lucy. Even in death St. Cecilia witnesses to truth. Her right hand shows three persons, the Trinity. Her left hand, one God.