Community Updates

 Community News contains periodic updates on the lives of the Monks of Marmion.

Abbot Vincent was at St. Joseph Abbey in Louisiana, where he took part in celebrations of that community's 125 anniversary, Oct. 2-6.

Eric Knott was invested with the monastic habit and began his novitiate as a claustral oblate for the Marmion community during Vespers on October 3.

Abbot John was in Guatemala at the Priory of San Jose from Oct. 6-20.  Graduation at the Colegio de San Jose took place on October 18.

A number of monks attended a luncheon hosted by the Sisters of Mercy at McAuley Manor in Aurora on Oct. 13.  A. Vincent celebrated and other monks attended a farewell Mass for the Mercy Sisters of McAuley Manor on Oct. 29.

Abbot Vincent gave a retreat to senior priests of the Chicago Archdiocese at Mundelein from Oct. 13-17.  He attended a meeting of the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious Men in Techny, IL, on Oct. 20. On Oct. 23 he was at Benet Lake, WI, to preside at a meeting of the community of St. Benedict's Monastery in Benet Lake, WI, at which the community made the decision to become dependent on Conception Abbey.

Brothers Antony Maria and Theodore returned from St. Meinrad to spend a "long weekend" Oct. 23-26.

A. John was away from Oct. 27-31 for a meeting of the AIM Monastic Organization at Erie, PA, and in seeing benefactors.

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