Community Updates

 Community News contains periodic updates on the lives of the Monks of Marmion. Br. Peter was at St. John's Abbey from June 29-July 3, where he took part in the annual Monastic Institute.

Abbot John left for Guatemala on June 30, where he joined a group of Marmion Academy students, Fr. Joel and other adults in a nine-day program of work and cultural education with the monks of the Priory of San Jose in Quetzaltenango.  They returned to the Abbey on July 9.

On July 9 the Abbey hosted priests of the Rockford Diocese for the annual midday picnic lunch in honor of the Feast of St. Benedict.

Fr. Joel gave a series of talks to Oblates of St. Joseph's Abbey in Covington, LA, on July 12.

A. Vincent traveled to Guatemala from July 14-22, where he spent time in Coban with the members of Resurrection Priory and then time at San Jose Priory in Quetzaltenango.

From July 24-27 Fr. Joel traveled to the American Benedictine Academy Meeting at Conception Abbey in Missouri, where he gave a presentation. He was accompanied by Br. Bruno.

Br. Bruno decided to seek dispensation from his temporary vows and left the community on July 31.

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