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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
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.

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