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2018 - Entrances, Vows, Ordinations

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Two new novices  :nun1::nun1:

Thank you for sharing this lovely news  Sr Paulina Marie and Sr Mary Francesca look so very happy.

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From the Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres (US, South):

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 July 1 at 12:17 PM

Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare! God is good! Congratulations to Jack Weyrens, who was accepted yesterday to the 2018–19 novitiate class of the Province of Saint Martin de Porres! Jack is a Dallas, TX resident and the 3rd Texas A&M Aggie in 8 years to enter into formation with the Dominican friars. St. Martin de Porres, pray for us!

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That makes two men entering this year - they may be more later.

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Luigi

Prince of Peace Benedictine Abbey will celebrate first vows tomorrow, July 6.

"Tomorrow at our Mass, 11 a.m., our novice, Brother Saulo, will make his first vows and so become a monk. As traditional, he will receive a new name."

 

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Luigi

From the Carmel of St. Joseph in St. Louis, MO: 

"On June 9, 2018, Sr. Maria Battista of the Lamb of God professed her solemn vows at the Monastery of St. Joseph."

They also posted a ten-minute Vimeo. The first three or four minutes are really more like a tour of the monastery grounds. During the procession, you can see Bishop Stika of Knoxville and Justin Cardinal Rigali, but I can't identify the main celebrant. Later in the video, you can see that the community has at least two other nuns in formation. 

 

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Jennifer

Thank you for sharing this lovely video.....................Sr. Maria Battista looks so very happy. It is lovely seeing her with all her family.

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correcting spelling

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Luigi

From Saint Anselm Benedictine Abbey in Manchester, New Hampshire: 

Brother Aloysius Ryan Sarasin, O.S.B., has professed temporary vows as a monk of Saint Anselm Abbey. On July 7, 2018, Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. presented Brother Aloysius with the full monastic habit and a copy of the Rule of Saint Benedict.

Through his temporary profession of vows, Brother Aloysius begins his three-year "Juniorate" phase where he embraces the vows of the Order of St. Benedict: obedience, stability, and conversatio morum (fidelity to monastic life) as cited in chapter 58 of the Rule of Saint Benedict. Upon completing three years after careful prayer and deliberation, he may petition the monastic community to profess solemn vows and become a permanent member of the monastic community.

Brother Aloysius(Ryan Sarasin) is from Leominster, Massachusetts. He graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2017 with a degree in Theology and a minor in Philosophy. Brother Aloysius graduated from Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts in 2013.

“God works in mysterious ways and I am extremely blessed to be called to the monastic life and this great community of monks,” said Brother Aloysius. “I am extremely thankful for the full support from my confreres, family, friends, students, and the college community. It has made the decision to take vows much easier.”

Brother Aloysius will pursue seminary studies this fall and hopes to be ordained to the priesthood.

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Luigi

St. John's Benedictine Abbey in Minnesota clothed a novice on 8 July - 

 

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Luigi

From St. Andrew Svorad Benedictine Abbey in Cleveland, Ohio - a new postulant, and a former postulant who has entered the novitiate.

 

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From St. Martin's Benedictine Abbey in Washington state. Seven men have entered here in the last fifteen years or so. Sort of slow but steady. 

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Saint Martin's Abbey liturgical schedule for Wednesday, July 11, the feast day of St. Benedict is:

8:00 AM: Morning Prayer
11:00 AM: Mass with Profession of Simple Vows of Brother Damien-Joseph Rappuhn
5:00 PM: Evening Prayer

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Luigi

From Conception Benedictine Abbey in northwest Missouri - Three postulants entered on the feast of St. Benedict. 

 

From Saint Anselm Benedictine Abbey in New Hampshire - a postulant enters the novitiate. They now have three novices and two or three monks ini first vows. https://www.saintanselmabbey.org/news-events/news/brother-basil-franciose-enters-novitiate 

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Sister Laura Suhr, OSB, made her First Profession today at St. Benedict Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota.

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Luigi

On July 2 in St. Louis, the Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus clothed three novices, one sister professed first vows, and several renewed their temporary vows. 

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Luigi

From the Dominican friars of the province of St. Martin de Porres, (the US South):

 

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AND from the Dominican Friars of the province of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (US West) - TEN men will enter in August. They've had steady vocations for ten or fifteen years, and the average class size has been increasing, but this is a major jump! You can read brief biographies at this link - one is a doctor - a pediatric radiologist.

https://www.opwest.org/2018-19-novitiate-class/

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