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St. Leo Town Seal
Town of St.Leo
34544 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574

 
Benedictine Sisters "Sale of the Century"
Benedictine Sisters of Florida
   Touching lives through Prayer and Service
Holy Name Monastery
Founded 1889
             33201 S. R. 52,  P.O. Box 2450,  St. Leo, Florida 33574-2450  * (352) 588-8320  *www.benedictinesistersoffl.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Faith M. Pridmore, CFRE                                        Development Office
                     Director of Advancement                                       352-588-8320        


Benedictine Sisters of Florida
Prepare for Move


        The Benedictine Sisters of Florida were founded in San Antonio, Florida in 1889.  While we have been in this community for almost 125 years, we have had only two homes in all those years.  Our current monastery was built in 1960 and is now too large for us and requires expensive maintenance.  The building and property were recently sold to Saint Leo University. We are so pleased that the university continues to grow and to need more space.
We are in the planning stages of building a smaller monastery across the street.  In preparation for our move next year, we are holding our first “Sale of the Century” on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8 am to 2 pm.  
“The Sisters have been blessed with generations of friends and families who have supported us,” explains Sister Roberta Bailey.  “In the tradition of Benedictines, care has always been taken with our gifts and belongings.”  Items to be sold include antique furniture (roll-top desk, sewing machines, drafting table, barrister bookcases with matching cabinet), mid-century furniture, trunks, large linen cedar chest, two canoes, a small sailboat, restaurant supplies (dishes, stemware, cups, etc.) and much more.
Doors open at 8 am sharp!  Holy Name Monastery is located at 33201 State Road 52 in St. Leo, FL.
Directions from I-75:  Exit #285 Dade City/San Antonio. Go East on SR 52 for 3.6 miles.  Turn right (52 South) at blinking light and travel 0.7 mile. – Holy Name Monastery is on the left.  Park in the designated area and follow the signs to the back for sale.





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