February 2016

Published: Category: News

Abbot Placid attended the annual Abbots’ Workshop, held this year at Saint Joseph’s Abbey, Covington, LA, from Jan. 29-Feb. 2.

The monastic community hosted Monsignor Mauricio West, V. G., Chancellor and Vicar General of the Diocese of Charlotte, for dinner on Friday February 5, to recognize and thank him for his recently completed service as Chairman of the college’s Board of Trustees.

Abbot Placid, Father Elias and Brother Augustine attended the Mass at Saint Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte celebrated by Bishop Peter Jugis on Saturday, February 6, to honor consecrated religious in the diocese. The bishop hosted a luncheon for the religious after the Mass.

The monastery and college communities joined together to mark the beginning of Lent on Wednesday afternoon, February 10, with Mass and the distribution of ashes.

Abbot Placid, Father Christopher, Father Elias, Father David Brown and Brother Paul attended the spring meeting of the Board of Trustees of the college on February 11.

The abbey celebrates its secondary patrons during the month of February: Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11 and Saint Walburga on February 25.

Abbot Placid, Father Elias, Brother James and Brother Augustine joined the monks of Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond, VA, on February 16 to celebrate the first profession of Brother Ambrose Okema, O.S.B. Brother Ambrose made his novitiate at Belmont Abbey.

On February 19-20, the monastic community held a continuing education program presented by the President of Saint Luke Institute on recognizing and supporting confreres in community who are dealing with emotional or psychological issues.

Father Christopher is teaching this spring in the formation program for the permanent deacons of the Diocese of Charlotte.

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