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2/13/2018

SPECIAL - Wednesday February 14, 2018 - Ash Wednesday



On Wednesday, February 14th, the abbey will celebrate Ash Wednesday. Mass will be at 12:00 pm. 

Ashes will be given at the Mass as well as throughout the afternoon in the Church. All are welcome.

In regards to fasting on Ash Wednesday, Abbot Isaac has reaffirmed that Bishop Parkes has not granted a dispensation from fasting on Ash Wednesday. Click here more information from Bishop Parkes.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Saint Leo Abbey Communications
Email: saintleoabbeynews@gmail.com
Telephone: 352-588-8181 (Liturgy Office)


2/02/2018

SPECIAL - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2108 No public adoration today

The "Passion and and Crucifixion of Christ"
Switzerland's most famous Renaissance fresco.
Mary Magdalene kneels at foot of cross
No public Adoration this afternoon.

Evening Prayer will be at 5:00 pm. 

All are welcome.

1/24/2018

SPECIAL - Friday January 26 Adoration and Monday January 29 Church Anniversary

Saint Leo Abbey Church

Friday, January 26, 2018 Adoration will begin at 4:00 pm instead of 4:30 pm. 

Monday, January 29, 2018, the monks will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Abbey Church. Mass will be at 10:00 am. Solemn Evening Prayer will be at 5:00 pm.

All are welcome.

If you have any questions, please contact.
Saint Leo Abbey Communications
Email: saintleoabbeynews@gmail.com
Telephone: 352-588-8181 (Liturgy Office)


An excerpt from Pioneer College, By John Horgan:

"COMPLETION OF THE ABBEY CHURCH. 

"Construction of the church proceeded slowly and resolutely. After the 1936 ground breaking, the cornerstone was laid and blessed by Bishop Patrick Barry on April 6, 1937.

"The exterior construction of the abbey church was completed in August 1945. In the spring of 1946, it was painted in lime-stone white. .. In December of 1946, the long-awaited altar, which had been ordered from the Tennessee Marble Company of Knoxville before the war, arrived at the San Antonio railroad station. The centerpiece stone weighed 23,500 pounds. The abbey borrowed a semi-trailer truck from Pasco Packing Company to haul it from the  depot. The crucifix, which was modeled after the Christ figure  on the Shroud of Turin, is a 21,000-pound monolith sculpted of Tennessee rose marble by Frank Aretz. ...  

JANUARY 29, 1948 CONSECRATION OF THE ABBEY CHURCH

"St. Petersburg radio station WSUN broadcast the ceremony on January 29, 1948, and described the magnificent structure:   
The church, is Lormbardic-Romanesque in style, with a  modern touch. The tower rises 86 feet and is 24 feet  square. The entire building is 160 by 80 feet and the  material used in the construction is white Florida cement-lime brick with facing and trim in yellow Indiana sandstone from St. Meinrad Abbey [in Indiana]. 
"The abbey church was the subject of an elaborate ceremony, conducted by St. Augustine Auxiliary Bishop  Thomas McDonough. The ritual included the tracing of the Greek and Latin alphabets in ashes strewn on the church floor 'symbolizing the instruction of the newly baptized in the elements of faith,' said the radio commentator."

1/18/2018

SPECIAL - Friday January 19, 2017 Prayer and Adoration


Friday, January 19th, the abbey will not have a public celebration of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, and Eucharistic Adoration. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Saint Leo Abbey Communications
Email: saintleoabbeynews@gmail.com
Telephone: 352-588-8181 (Liturgy Office)

1/05/2018

SPECIAL - Saturday January 6, 2018 Mass at 8:00 am

On the way to the Solemnity of Epiphany Sunday

Tomorrow, Saturday January 6th, Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 am.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Saint Leo Abbey Communications
Email: saintleoabbeynews@gmail.com
Telephone: 352-588-8181 (Liturgy Office)