Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. made a pastoral visit to the monastic community at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond, VA from April 12-15, 2019 and presided at the Passion Sunday liturgy together with the monks, oblates, students and families of Benedictine College Prep.
At the invitation of Abbot President Christopher Jamison, O.S.B., Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B. conducted the canonical visitation of the monastic community at Portsmouth Abbey in Rhode Island from April 3-7, 2019.
Abbot President Elias Lorenzo, O.S.B, Brother David Kelly, O.S.B. (Latrobe) and Father Edward Mazich, O.S.B. conducted the quinquennial canonical visitation of the monastic community at St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, IL from March 29-April 2, 2019.
On the Solemnity of the Transitus of St.Benedict, Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. received Benjamen Hettrick as a postulant of Saint Anselm Abbey, Manchester, NH.
During the Conventual Mass on the solemnity of the Transitus of St. Benedict, Brother Eleazar Tejeda Aguilar, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of monastic vows at Tepeyac Abbey, Izcallí, Mexico. In photo: Bro. Esteban, Fr. Basilio (novice master), Br. Eleazar.
At the Conventual Mass with the students and faculty of Delbarton School, Brother Javier Brion, O.S.B. made his simple (first) profession of monastic vows at St. Mary’s Abbey in Morristown, New Jersey on the Solemnity of the Transitus of St. Benedict.
During First Vespers for the Transtitus of St. Benedict, Father Isaac (Matthew) Simmons, O.S.B., Brother Lazarus (Anthony) Visintainer, O.S.B. and Brother Andrew (Christian) Peterson, O.S.B. were clothed in the monastic habit and entered the novitiate at St. Bernard’s Abbey in Cullman, Alabama.