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30 Mar 2020

New School President in Richmond

Sister Joanna Burley, O.S.B. and Father Jonathan Licari, O.S.B. announce the appointment of Jesse A. Grapes as the new president of The Benedictine Schools of Richmond, Inc. The criteria established by a search committee for the new president aligned well with Mr. Grapes’s experience, skills, and leadership style. Most recently, during his decade-long tenure as … Continue reading New School President in Richmond

21 Mar 2020

Solemn Profession

Brother Simon Peter Clayton, O.S.B. and Brother Asiel Maria Rodriguez, O.S.B., made their solemn (final) profession of monastic vows on the solemnity of the Transitus of St. Benedict at Newark Abbey, New Jersey.  The Abbot President was present for the celebration.

21 Mar 2020

Solemn Profession

Brother Manuel Campos Heredia, O.S.B., Brother Bruno Rodriguez Pelaez, O.S.B., Brother Joel Enrique Segoviano, O.S.B., Brother Misael Hernandez Duron, O.S.B., Brother Charbel DeRosas Martinez, O.S.B., and Brother Rogelio Alaniz Valencia, O.S.B., made their solemn (final) profession of monastic vows on the solemnity of the Transitus of St. Benedict at Tepeyac Abbey, Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico.

21 Mar 2020

Simple Profession

Brother Andrew Christian Peterson, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of monastic vows on the solemnity of the Transitus of St. Benedict at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama.

21 Mar 2020

Novitiate

Brother Finnbar (Timothy) McEvoy, O.S.B. was clothed in the monastic habit and received into the novitiate at St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, New Jersey.

21 Mar 2020

Visitation at Belmont

Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. (Manchester) and Father Jonathan Licari, O.S.B. (Collegeville) conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation of the monastic community at Belmont Abbey in North Carolina from March 15-20, 2020.

20 Mar 2020

Novitiate

Brother Patricio (Julio) Vera González, O.S.B. and Brother Josué (Martín) Aguilar Sánchez, O.S.B. were clothed in the monastic habit and received into the novitiate at Abadía del Tepeyac, Izcalli, Mexico on the vigil of the Transitus of St. Benedict.

14 Mar 2020

Visitation at Collegeville

Abbot Peter Novecosky, O.S.B. (Muenster), Abbot Philip Davey, O.S.B. (Peru), Father Edward Seton Fittin, O.S.B. (Morristown) and Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B. (Latrobe) conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation of the monastic community at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota from March 8-13, 2020.

07 Mar 2020

Abbot President’s Council meets in Savannah

The Abbot President’s council met at Benedictine Priory in Savannah, Georgia on March 6-7, 2020 for their regularly scheduled bi-annual meeting.  The council members include Abbot John Klassen, O.S.B. (Collegeville), Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. (Manchester), Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B. (Latrobe), Father Elias Correa-Torres, O.S.B., and Father Bede Kotlinski, O.S.B.  Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. arrived … Continue reading Abbot President’s Council meets in Savannah

27 Feb 2020

Abbot President named Bishop

Pope Francis has appointed Abbot President Elias R. Lorenzo, O.S.B. as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark and titular bishop of Tabuda.  This announcement was published in the daily Vatican Bulletin  today and communicated in the archdiocese at noon, by His Eminence, Joseph Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., metropolitan archbishop of Newark.  Among the archiocesan officials, … Continue reading Abbot President named Bishop

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