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16 Sep 2022

Blessing New Abbot

His Eminence Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark ,presided at the solemn celebration of the Eucharist on September 15, 2022 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark in which he also conferred the abbatial blessing on Abbot Augustine Curley, O.S.B. of Newark Abbey.  The Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese, Abbot … Continue reading Blessing New Abbot

05 Sep 2022

Beatification

As part of the formation program for new bishops organized by the Dicastery for Bishops in Rome, the Most Rev. Elias R. Lorenzo, O.S.B., D.D., V.G., monk of St. Mary’s Abbey and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, concelebrated the Beatification Mass of Pope John Paul I in St. Peter’s Square together with Pope … Continue reading Beatification

03 Sep 2022

Blessing New Abbot

The Most Rev. Robert J. Lombardo, C.F.R., D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago presided at the solemn celebration of the Eucharist at St. Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois on the feast of St. Gregory the Great in which he also conferred the abbatial blessing on Abbot Michael Calhoun, O.S.B. Several abbots of the Congregation as well … Continue reading Blessing New Abbot

03 Sep 2022

Ordinations

On the Feast of St. Gregory the Great, Father Francis McCarty, O.S.B. was ordained to the priesthood and Brother Titus Phelan, O.S.B. and Brother Basil Francoise, O.S.B were ordained to the transitional diaconate by the Most Rev. Peter A. Limbasci, D.D., Bishop of Manchester, in St. Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester, New Hampshire. Congratulations!

02 Sep 2022

Synod of Presidents

Abbot Primate Gregory J. Polan, OSB, convoked the annual synod of abbots presdient of the Benedictine Confederation met together from 29 August – 2 September 2022 at the Monastery of St. Scholastica in Subiaco, Italy. During the course of this meeting, the abbot primate and abbots president examined various issues impacting the Church and the … Continue reading Synod of Presidents

16 Aug 2022

Novitiate

During the Morning Prayer in the Abbey Church, Brother Hang Geum Augustine Oh, O.S.B. was clothed in the monastic habit and received into the novitiate at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. His religious name is to honor: Hang Geum Augustine (1756-1801).

13 Jul 2022

New Abbot

Today the monastic chapter of St. Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois elected Father Michael M. Calhoun, O.S.B. as their ninth abbot. Abbot President Jonathan R. Licari, O.S.B. presided over and confirmed the election. Father Michael was born on December 7, 1970, made his first profession of monastic vows on December 8, 1994 and was ordained … Continue reading New Abbot

11 Jul 2022

Simple Profession

Brother Andrew Kim, O.S.B. made his first profession of monastic vows at Wimmer Priory in Taipei, Taiwan, a dependent house on St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, PA.

11 Jul 2022

Solemn Vows

Brother Basil (Louis) Franciose, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows on the Feast of St. Benedict in St. Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester, New Hampshire.

11 Jul 2022

Solemn Profession

Brother Xavier (Timothy) O’Mara, O.S.B., Brother Angelo (Kurt) Lichtenstein, O.S.B., and Brother Gregory (Michael) Visca, O.S.B. made their solemn (final) profession of monastic vows on the Feast of St. Benedict at St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Latrobe, PA. Congratulations!

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