Brother Peter Shults, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows on the Feast of St. Benedict at St. Gregory’s Abbey Church, Shawnee, OK.
Father Cassian Edwards, O.S.B. was ordained a priest on May 22, 2021 at St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica by the Most Rev. Larry Kulick, D.D., Bishop of Greensburg. In the same ordination liturgy, Brother Samuel Pinheiro, O.S.B., Brother Francis Jin, O.S.B., and Brother Barnabas O’Reilly, O.S.B. were ordained to the transitional diaconate. Congratulations!
Today is National Religious Brothers Day and acknowledge and thank the 194 solemnly professed brothers and the 46 junior professed brothers of our monastic congregation. We appreciate your dedication to the works of our monasteries, schools and colleges and your witness to the consecrated life. Thank you, brothers!
Brother Finnbar (Timothy) McEvoy, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of moanstic vows at St. Mary’s Abbey Church in Morriatown, New Jersey.
Father Luke Hsu, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, was ordained to the priesthood at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Taiwan by the Most Rev. Thomas Chung, D.D., Archbishop of the Taipei Archdiocese.
Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. and the monastic community received Mr. Kevin Lacourse into the postulancy at Saint Anselm Abbey in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Brother Thérrie (Jesse) Pascua O.S.B. and Brother Simeon (Kenjiro) Goodson, O.S.B. were clothed in the monastic habit and received into the novitiate on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord at St. Martin’s Abbey in Lacey, Washington.
Brother Ambrose Okema, O.S.B. made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond, Virginia.
Brother Jean-Marie Hogan, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of monastic vows on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. at St. Benedict’s Abbey Church in Atchison, Kansas.
Father Asiel Maria Rodriguez, O.S.B. was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Rev. Manuel A. Cruz, D.D., Regional Bishop for Essex County in the Archdiocese of Newark, on November 24, 2020 at St. Mary’s Abbey Church in Newark, New Jersey.
Congratulations to Brother Francis (Michael) Woodruff, O.S.B. who made his solemn (final) profession of monastic vows at Newark Abbey in New Jersey.