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 the monastery and school, most recently as claustral prior. Abbot President John Klassen, O.S.B. from St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN presided over and confirmed the election. Congratulations, Abbot Augustine!