Just before I took my vows, my aunt asked me if I thought I would feel different; and the short answer is “yes, absolutely!” Then, of course, the following question is, “how?” Out of all the questions asked of me concerning my vocation, this is probably the most difficult. The Abbot has had me give […]
Back in 1989, our community had the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of going to Rome to attend the ordination of our then Brother (and now Abbot) Xavier, celebrated in Saint Peter’s Basilica by the then Pope (and now Saint) John Paul II. I can remember standing there...
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Brother Joachim is always hard at work around the Abbey! Absolutely unafraid of heights, Brother Joachim took the bucket all the way up to its full 60 feet to get some aerial pictures of the Abbey buildings, but he always uses a harness when he has a hazardous assignment. Chartier Construction re-sided the whole outside […]
“May he be wise and humble. Outstanding for obedience. Calm in rebukes. Most tender in compassion. Strong in temptation. Patient in injuries. Firm in peace.” ON MARCH 25, in a powerful and moving ceremony during Vespers on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Brandon Michael Daignault was received as a novice, taking the religious name of […]
The Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria was packed with the Knights and Ladies of Malta at the dinner after the induction ceremony in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.