Sunday, April 21, 2013

New website for Oblates at Saint Leo Abbey

Bell tower windows at Saint Leo Abbey church

Oblates at Saint Leo Abbey have a new website.  Those is Florida looking for a deeper spiritual life will find the site gives an overview of the Oblate program at a particular Catholic Benedictine monastery, Saint Leo Abbey, in Pasco County, 45 minutes north of Tampa.

The site also has general Benedictine information that should interest anyone interested in knowing more about how Oblates follow the Rule of Saint Benedict.

The site is

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Benedictine Spirituality

The divine office
The Rule of Saint Benedict
Purity of Heart
Seek God (Quaerere Deum)

Silence (stillness and quietness of heart)
Renouncing our own will
Seeing Christ in everyone
Consecrating all time to God
Praying without ceasing

Conversatio Morum ----(monastic fidelity)
Lectio Divina
Awareness of our death

Footnotes: The list is in Introverted (or Inverted) Parallelism. Defined.