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2017 Entrances, Vows, and Ordinations

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Sisters of St Francis of the Martyr St George (aka Alton Franciscans) had 4 young women enter as postulants on September 8th. Enjoy some of the pictures

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMbEjngsMfN3mNheS8VUODG-gIJoRrjn6Mea8oRXByrtNvDbopdQSCJ6qGV25WPVQ?key=cnBueDh4RldWb0tycHFndGdlb21zMWVRVXpXUVNR

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Luigi

From St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison, Kansas - 14 September, 2017:

"St. Benedict's Abbey (Kansas Monks)

Today at Vespers these three young men knocked on the door of the Abbey and were welcomed into the postulancy by the Abbot and the monks! Please continue to pray for Thomas Hoopes, Peter Rumpza and Timothy Simpson as they continue to discern their vocation within the Benedictine community."

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Luigi

From St. Bernard Abbey (Benedictine monks) in Cullman, Alabama - 17 September 2017: Eighteen men have professed vows at St. Bernard's (three are still in first vows) since 2001

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW POSTULANTS! Tonight at Vespers, Abbot Cletus received Jonathan Gagnon (right) and John Adams (left) into the postulancy. Please keep them in prayer during this initial six-month period of formation!

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Luigi

From the Carmelite monastery in Covington, Louisiana:

https://www.covingtoncarmel.org/about1

A postulant, Olivia, entered on the Feast of the Birth of Mary, September 8, 2017. I believe that means there are now five sisters in formation, as well as five in solemn vows.

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Luigi

From the Charlotte CAtholic newspaper - 

Two Benedictine monks made solemn profession in JUly. That's in addition to the one who made solemn profession in February (See page 1 of this thread). 

http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/90-news/local/1988-two-benedictine-monks-make-solemn-profession-on-feast-of-st-benedict-july-11

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Luigi

The Dominican friars of the US received the following novices in 2017:

US East (St. Joseph province): 10

US Central (St. Albert the Great): 3 + 1 for the Vietnamese vice-province of Canada

US South (St. Martin de Porres): 1

US West (Most Holy Names of Jesus & Mary): 5

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From St. Anselm's Benedictine Abbey in New Hampshire, two items: 

1. Brother Stephen Brian Lawson will be ordained October 14. 

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"September 29 at 6:30pm · 

2. This evening at Vespers, Mr. Douglas Enzor was received into our community as a postulant by Abbot Mark. Douglas comes to us from Boulder, Colorado. Please pray for Douglas as he begins his monastic life with us. Please also pray that our community will continue to be blessed with holy vocations. #monklife"

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So that's the third postulant to enter St. Anselm's this year. They didn't join as a group, so they're a little harder to keep track of, but they've been trickling in all year. And there are others already in formation. 

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Luigi

Three novices made simple vows at Mount Angel Abbey (Benedictine monks, Oregon) on September 18. This is a thriving monastery. 

Mount Angel Abbey & Seminary added 18 new photos to the album: Mass of Simple Profession 2017 — at Mount Angel Abbey & Seminary.

 

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Luigi

From Newark Abbey in Newark, New Jersey - these are the monks featured in the documentary "The Rule" about using the Rule of St. Benedict as the basis for educating high school boys, many of them underprivileged.

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Newark Abbey - Benedictine Monks

· 15 hrs · Newark, NJ · [10-12-17]

Mr. Mark Dilone became a postulant for the Abbey tonight. After a short period of postulancy he will begin novitiate.

#LifeintheMonastery #prayforvocations #answeringtheCall #beamonk

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Luigi

From Marmion Abbey in Chicagoland:

"· October 5 at 4:47pm ·

Br. Nicholas (aka Nov. Francisco) made his first vows as a Benedictine Monk of Marmion on Tuesday, the feast of our patron, Blessed Columba Marmion. Thanks be to God!"

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Luigi

In further news from Newark Abbey (Benedictine monks in New Jersey)...

10-16-17 

"WHAT'S GOING ON AT NEWARK ABBEY??
"Thursday of this week the monks voted to admit Michael Woodruff into a period of temporary vows beginning of November 11, and to allow Mark Dilone to begin novitiate (date to be announced); we also have another young man staying with us for the month, who seems very interested in pursuing his inquiry into joining the monastery here. There are also two visiting monks who are both intending to join us eventually. If you’ve been watching the abbey’s Facebook page, you know that we have two newly professed 25-year old monks as well." 

This monastery has an interesting history. It was found in the 1800's and thrived in Newark, where the monks ran boys' high school. When the character of the neighborhood changed pretty drastically, the community voted to relocate to somewhere more rural. That is now St. Mary's abbey in MOrristown NJ. However, a number of the monks didn't want to relocate - they chose to stay and continue the school, still enrolling their traditional demographic of rather well-off Catholic boys, but they also started enrolling less privileged local boys. 

They struggled with enrollment and finances, closed the school for a year, and then re-opened using an innovative approach to education - the Rule of St. Benedict is the basis of everything. The students have an assembly every morning and listen to (among other things) the reading of part of the Rule of St. Benedict. 

After the division of the community, the number of monks held steady for a while and then began declining. They currently have eleven monks in final vows, including two younger men who joined and persevered in the last decade or so. Then a couple more men joined two years ago - they're in simple vows. Now they have another man taking simple vows, plus a postulant-soon-to-be-novice, two monks who plan to transfer their stability to Newark, and another man pretty interested in their community. If all comes to fruition, they'll soon have a community of eighteen! 

If you know any prayers, say 'em for these guys - the community does good work and could use more men of faith, virtue, and talent!

 

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Luigi

Father Stephen Lawson OSB, a monk of Saint Anselm's Abbey in New Hampshire, was ordained a priest on October 14. 

https://www.saintanselmabbey.org/news-events/news/father-stephen-brian-lawson-osb-ordained-priesthood 

Two monks of of St. Louis Abbey (Benedictines of the English congregation) were ordained priests in September. They are Fr. Edward Mazuski, OSB and Fr. Andrew Senay, OSB.

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Luigi

From Vina Abbey (Trappist monks in Vina California):

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF OUR BROTHERS STEPHEN AND GUERRIC

On October 7, 2017, the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, two of our monks were ordained to the priesthood by the the Most Reverend Jaime Soto, Bishop of the Sacramento Diocese.  We congratulate and pray for our new priests as they step into this ministry and service to the monastic community.

 

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Luigi

From the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne:

· September 17 ·

Congratulations to our Sisters who on September 14th (Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross) made Profession of Vows...

Sister Mary Michaela, O.P. - Perpetual Profession
Sister Maria Kolbe, O.P. - One Year Renewal
Sister Diana Marie, O.P. - One Year Renewal

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TheresaThoma
3 hours ago, Luigi said:

From the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne:

· September 17 ·

Congratulations to our Sisters who on September 14th (Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross) made Profession of Vows...

Sister Mary Michaela, O.P. - Perpetual Profession
Sister Maria Kolbe, O.P. - One Year Renewal
Sister Diana Marie, O.P. - One Year Renewal

They also had two young women enter on Oct 7th!

You can see pics on their website http://www.hawthorne-dominicans.org/news%2c-events-and-media.html

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ruso

From Spain: Esclavas Carmelitas de la Sagrada Familia(little congregation of apostolic sisters)

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3 new postulants(the girls of photo), and two perpetual profesions the 4 of November

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http://www.esclavascarmelitas.org/

"Cooperatores veritatis", a split of 22 Piarists Fathers and Brothers in 2011, returning to tradition.

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Two priestly ordinations.

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http://www.cooperatoresveritatis.org/

Some do not like separations, but you have to understand what is happening with some Piarists in Spain. To put a single example, this photo corresponds to the Solemn Profession of a Piarist in Cataluña, who professes is the one in the blue t'shirt.

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Luigi

Conception Seminary (10-27-17) 

"Rev. Mr. Justin Hamilton, an alumnus of CSC, will be ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas on Nov. 4. Please pray for him and all men discerning their vocation."

{It's later in the year than I usually see ordinations, but I"ll take 'em whenever they occur!]

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littlesister

Little Sisters of the Poor.

Four postulants this month.  Several more hoping for next year.

Ecce. Fiat. Magnificat.

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Luigi
On 10/8/2017 at 10:59 PM, Luigi said:

From Marmion Abbey (Benedictine monks) in Aurora, IL - one postulant is accepted as a novice, and one novice makes first profession of vows.

http://www.marmion.org/s/1356/abbey/index.aspx?sid=1356&gid=1&pgid=2523&cid=4698&ecid=4698&crid=0&calpgid=312&calcid=3442  

Here's an article from the Chicago Tribune about the newly professed monk (age 20) and the new novice (age 65). Interesting. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-marmion-monks-st-1101-20171031-column.html

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