12 May 2022

New Abbot

Today the monastic chapter at Newark Abbey elected Father Augustine J. Curley, O.S.B. as their third abbot. Father Augustine was born in Orange, N.J. on January 9, 1956. He made his first profession of monastic vows on September 15, 1984 and was ordained a priest on November 26, 1988. He has held various positions in … Continue reading New Abbot

01 May 2022

Religious Brothers’ Day 2022

Congratulations to the 192 solemnly professed brothers and the 42 junior professed brothers of our monastic congregation! Thank you for your generous service, good zeal and fidelity to the Rule of St. Benedict!

30 Apr 2022

Priesthood Ordination

Father Mark M. Diloné, O.S.B. was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Rev. Manuel Cruz, D.D., V.G., Regional Bishop for Essex County in the Archdiocese of Newark in St. Mary’s Abbey Church, Newark, New Jersey. Congratulations!

09 Apr 2022

Diaconate Ordination

Brother Paschal Gabriel Pautler, O.S.B. and Brother Pachomius Gustavo Alvarado-Garcia, O.S.B. were ordained to the transitional diaconate by the Most Rev. Steven J. Raica, D.D., J.C.D., Bishop of Birmingham in St. Bernard Abbey Church, Cullman, Alabama. Congratulations!

30 Mar 2022

Solemn Profession

Brother William McMillan, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows at St. Mary’s Abbey Church, Morristown, New Jersey. Congratulations!

27 Mar 2022

Diaconate Ordination

Brother Francis Michael Woodruff, O.S.B. was ordained to the permanent diaconate on March 27, 2022 in St. Mary’s Abbey Church, Newark, New Jersey by the Most Rev. Manuel Cruz, D.D., Regional Bishop for Essex County, Archdiocese of Newark. Congratulations!

23 Feb 2022

North American Abbots

The abbots of the various monastic congregation with houses in North American met at St. Joseph Abbey Retreat Center in Louisiana for their annual meeting from February 18-22, 2022.  Abbot President John Klassen, O.S.B.  among other abbots of our own monastic congregation were in attendance.  The speaker was Bishop Robert Barren, Auxiliary Bishop of Los … Continue reading North American Abbots

05 Feb 2022

Two Monastic Commitments

Brother Simon Corrigan, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows at St. Andrew Abbey Church in Cleveland, Ohio. The same day, Brother Gregory (Seamus) Coyne, O.S.B. made is first oblation as a claustral oblate. Congratulations to both of them in their respective commitments to the monastic way of life.

15 Jan 2022

Simple Profession

Brother Chrysostom Sica, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of monastic vows in the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Belmont, North Carolina on the feast of Sts. Placid and Maur, the first disciples of St. Benedict.

09 Jan 2022

Solemn Vows

Brother Titus (Michael) Phelan, O.S.B. and Brother Dunstan (Douglas) Enzor, O.S.B. made their solmen (final) profession of monastic vows on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord at Saint Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester, New Hampshire.

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