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Saint Leo


Statue of Saint Leo pre-1960s.


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Oblate Office

PAX = peace

Electronic Oblates

Most information about the Oblate program is electronic.

The best way to contact the Oblate office is by email to


Email List Sign Up

To be added to the Oblate program email list, it is easy and free, just head over to the email sign-up page.


Other ways to contact the Oblate office


813-228-8015 (John Bakas) or call the Oblate Chapter office & leave a message 352-588-8180.

Audio Oblate Newsletter:

Call 352-588-8180 & listen to the Audio Oblate Newsletter with announcements, meeting dates, readings and Oblate news. You may also leave a message.

The Audio-Oblate newsletter is an immediate way for those who do not have email to get the key information about meetings. Anyone can add the Oblate office phone number to your cell phone making the latest meeting and assignment information just a phone call away.

US Mail:

Saint Leo Abbey Oblate Chapter
PO BOX 2350
SAINT LEO, FL 33574-2350

Visit the Oblate office:

Located on the second floor of Saint Leo Hall at the far end and through the glass door. It's best to call John Bakas at 813-228-8015 or e-mail for a convenient time, but there is a mail holder on the door to drop off any information.


History note: There is interesting abbey history every. The picture of Saint Leo in the right column was taken from the lake side of Saint Leo Hall. Lake Jovita is in the background. From this spot today, you would be looking at the monks' living quarters built in the mid 1960s.