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11/11/2018

SPECIAL - MONDAY November 12, 2018 Mass 8:00 am



7:30 am Morning prayer
8:00 am Mass
8:45 am Abbey church closed for the rest of the day.


In observance of Veterans Day, November 12, Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 am. There will not be a 12:00 pm Mass. Following Mass, the Abbey Church will be closed for the rest of the day.


11/07/2018

SPECIAL - Thursday to Saturday (November 8-10, 2018) Mass and Adoration changes

Pope Saint Leo, the Great, Doctor of the Church.
He is only one of two people to possess all four titles in the Church.*
According to Pope John XXIII, Saint Leo is most famous for the Council of Chalcedon, held in 451, which gave the definition of the doctrine of the two natures in God's Incarnate Word. The doctrine is explained in a letter from Saint Leo to Flavian, Bishop of Constantinople,
"Without detriment, therefore, to the properties of either of the two natures and substances which are joined in the one person, majesty took on humility; strength, weakness; eternity, mortality; and, in order to pay off the debt which attached to our condition, inviolable nature was united with passible nature, so that, as suited the cure of our ills, one and the same Mediator between God and men, the Man Jesus Christ, could die with the one nature and not die with the other. Thus true God was born in the whole and perfect nature of true man; complete in what was His own, complete in what was ours.''
All are welcome to attend:

Thursday, November 8

Mass 10:00 am
No 12:00 pm Mass

The monks and university community will celebrate a special Mass for our patron Saint Leo the Great. The Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am in the Abbey Church. There will not be a 12:00 pm Mass. 

Friday, November 9 

Mass 12:00 pm (No midday prayer)
No 4:30 pm Eucharistic Adoration

In observance of the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, Mass will be at 12:00 pm without Midday prayer. There will be no Eucharistic Adoration; however, the Church will remain open throughout the day for those who wish to pray.

Saturday, November 10

Mass 10:00 am
No 7:30 am Mass 

On Saturday, November 10, the monks will celebrate the Solemnity of our Patron Saint Leo the Great. A Solemn Mass will be at 10:00 am, and Solemn Evening Prayer will be at 5:00 pm.  There will not be a 7:30 am Mass. 


If you have any questions, please contact:

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

*Pope Saint Gregory, the Great, Doctor of the Church is the other.  Saint Gregory was a Benedictine who was the first monk to be Pope. 

Saint Leo Abbey has a special closeness to these two Great Saints by way of daily reminders in its name and its Gregorian chants.

10/31/2018

SPECIAL - Mass times November 1 and 2

This Thursday, Solemnity of All Saints, Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. There will not be a 12:00 pm Mass.

This Friday, All Souls, Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. There will not be a 12:00 pm Mass. There will also be Midday Prayer at the cemetery on the university campus at 12:00 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)

10/04/2018

SPECIAL - Friday October 5, 2018 Mass at 7:30 am


Friday, October 5, Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 am. Only Midday Prayer, without Mass, will be celebrated at 12:00 pm. All are welcome.

For any questions:

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

8/31/2018

SPECIAL - Monday September 3, 2018 Mass 8:00 am - Church & Offices closed thereafter for the day




The picture shows a copy of a cast-iron stove plate made around 1700 probably on the Freusburg in Siegerland with the inscription "Ora et labora". The plate shows the way of iron extraction and processing: top right is the chapel for prayer, where the workers go before the beginning of their work shift, top left is the charcoal kiln and the mine. The mines are conveyed with a reel and driven to the blast furnace (bottom right) and processed. On the bottom left, the processing takes place under the tail hammers of the ironworks.  Note the metaphor of the workers work in the earth on the top left and the place of the Work of God on a hill reaching to heaven on the top right.  Larger image.


On Monday, September 3, Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 am. Morning prayer at 7:30 am.

After Mass at 8:00 am, for the rest of Monday, the Abbey Church and offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

If you have any questions, please contact:

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