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St. Leo Abbey, Florida, USA

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Directions and Map
to St. Leo Abbey for a Spiritual Retreat in Florida

Do you want a spiritual retreat in Florida?  You will enjoy a spiritual retreat at St. Leo Abbey. 

To schedule a spiritual retreat at St. Leo Abbey or to get more information call or e-mail.  The whole process is friendly and informal.  

St. Leo Abbey Guest Master

Br. Jacob Tippett at 352-588-8184

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St. Leo Abbey web site.

Tampa Tribune Religion Reporter Michelle Bearden prepared an excellent video about St. Leo Abbey.

I created a map giving the GPS coordinates and directions to St. Leo Abbey where my wife and I are Benedictine oblates (we do not live there, but interestingly because it is so unusual, one oblate does live at St. Leo Abbey by very kind and special permission).

Founded in 1889, this Catholic Benedictine Abbey follows the Rule of St. Benedict.

Following the requirements in Chapter 53 of the Rule, all visitors to St. Leo Abbey are welcomed as Christ and the abbey has an active spiritual retreat program. Come by yourself or with a group.  Visitors and retreat guests may be of any faith or any denomination, you are not required to be Catholic. 

St. Leo Abbey's bookstore is well stocked with monastic and Catholic books. If you go and want to browse the bookstore, call ahead to make sure it is open (352) 588-2606.

The abbey also has an oblate program for lay people wanting to live a more monastic life.


GPS coordinates of where to turn off of State Road 52 to access the service road that will take you parallel to SR 52 about one half mile to the abbey parking lot (see map and this will make sense):

Latitude 28.33568
Longitude -82.265496

CommunityWalk Map - St. Leo Abbey, Florida, Spiritual Retreats (GPS Info)



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