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21 Apr 2018

125th Anniversary of the Benedictine Confederation

Abbot Primate Gregory Polan, O.S.B., welcomed abbots, abbesses, monks, nuns, oblates, teachers and students to Rome for the 125th anniversary celebration of the foundation of the Benedictine Confederation by Pope Leo XIII with his brief Summum semper on July 12, 1893.  The late Archabbot Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B. (Latrobe) , first American abbot and founder of … Continue reading 125th Anniversary of the Benedictine Confederation

21 Apr 2018

Postulancy

Abbot Lawrence Stasyszen, O.S.B. received Seburne James into the postulancy at St. Gregory’s Abbey, Shawnee, OK.

08 Apr 2018

Dedication Ceremony

Archabbot Douglas Nowicki, O.S.B., welcomed Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, to St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe, PA on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, 2018 for the dedication of two new statues depicting Pope St. John XXIII and Pope St. John Paul II.  The two new statues are the work of master-sculptor, Norbert Koehn, Cleveland, OH … Continue reading Dedication Ceremony

22 Mar 2018

Simple Vows

Brother Rafael (Rainier) Avila Meir made his first profession of monastic vows at Tepeyac Abbey, Izcalli, Mexico.

22 Mar 2018

Simple Vows

Brother Maximilian (Ian) Kenny made his first profession of monastic vows at Assumption Abbey, Richardton, ND.

21 Mar 2018

Simple Vows

Brother William McMillan, O.S.B. makes simple (first) profession of monastic vows at St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, NJ.

21 Mar 2018

Postulancy

At Vespers on the Transitus of Our Holy Father Benedict, Louis Franciose was received as a postulant by Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. at Saint Anselm Abbey, Manchester, NH.

21 Mar 2018

Entrance into Novitiate

Brother Eleazar (Francesco Javier) Trejada Aguilar was clothed in the monastic habit and entered the novitiate at Tepeyac Abbey, Izcalli, Mexico.

20 Mar 2018

Entrance into Novitiate

Brother Cassian Konieczny,  Brother Simeon Gagnon and Brother Paul Adams were clothed in the monastic habit and received into the novitiate at St. Bernard’s Abbey, Cullman, AL.

20 Mar 2018

Entrance into Novitiate

Brother Javior Brion was clothed in the monastic habit and received into the novitiate at St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, NJ.

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