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Luigi

From Conception Benedictine Abbey in northwest Missouri:

Join us on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord for the Solemn Profession of Monastic Vows of Fr. Aquinas Keusenkothen live from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at Conception Abbey. A solemn profession is a key moment in the life of a monk, during which he professes for life the three monastic vows - obedience, stability, and conversatio. In your charity, please pray for Fr. Aquinas and for more vocations to monastic life on this joyous day in the life of Conception Abbey.

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From St. Meinrad Benedictine Archabbey in southern Indiana:

In a brief ceremony, Novice Dennis Reyes was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN, on January 19, 2019. He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history. 

Novice Dennis, 42, is a native of Manila, Philippines.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of the Philippines and a master’s degree in music composition and theory from the University of Nevada. He expects to receive a doctor of musical arts in composition from the University of Illinois in May 2019.

His work has received numerous awards in international competitions and concerts by juries comprised of experts in the field. His most recent achievement is winning the grand prize at the 6th Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble Composition Competition in 2016, where he bested composers from 18 countries.

He is also one of five composers from around the world to be invited by the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies to write a new electroacoustic piece for its annual Composer’s Conference and Festival.

He also participated in the International Electroacoustic Music Festival hosted by the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome. Reyes was the only composer of Asian descent and one of two composers based in the United States to receive that year’s honor.

Reyes received the President’s Research in Diversity Travel Award from the University of Illinois, an award bestowed by the university president to 15 high-performing faculty and graduate students across the three campuses of the university conducting research in their respective fields.

Most recently, his home parish was St. John’s Catholic Newman Center in Champaign, IL.

As a novice, he takes a year off from formal studies and trades. The novitiate is a time of prayer and learning intended to help a novice discern his vocation as a monk. At the end of this year, a novice may be permitted to profess temporary vows of obedience, fidelity to the monastic way of life and stability in the community of Saint Meinrad.

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From St. Meinrad Benedictine Archabbey in southern Indiana:

Four monks profess solemn vows -

https://www.saintmeinrad.org/news?story=8219

From the Dominican Friars, Province of St. Joseph (northeastern US):

Four friars pronounce solemn vows -

 

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Luigi

Subiaco Monks

The profession of two young men as Benedictine monks took place in the Abbey Church February 2, 2019. During Vespers on February 2, 2019, Novice Casey Simpson and Novice John Fryer presented their written and signed petitions to Abbot Leonard who then received their public profession of monastic vows for three years. Reflecting this change in their state of life, the Abbot assigned each a new name. After three years from that time, they will be eligible to make their final, perpetual vows.

Br. Thomas More (Casey) Simpson comes from Shreveport, but was born and reared in Many, Louisiana. He worked in political campaigns, took Liberal Arts degree from LSU and a Civil Law degree from Loyola New Orleans. He practiced law for twenty years before entering Subiaco Abbey.

Br. Ambrose (John) Fryer comes from Alexandria, LA where he was a teacher in the Diocesan school. Teaching was not his first calling, priesthood was. However, upon completion of his seminary education (St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, LA and The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC) he felt he wanted some "life" experience before being ordained. What was supposed to be a couple years sabbatical turned into twenty! He is always amazed at how God moves in his life. He still desires priesthood, however, as someone once stated to him, he has had the ability to influence more people's lives in the classroom than in the pulpit. Br. Ambrose is pleased to have a new way (with God's grace) to serve God, the Church and the world as a professed monk.

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DameAgnes

Two young sisters from the Sisters Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary professed final vows yesterday. Can't wait to see the pics!

 

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JHFamily
1 hour ago, DameAgnes said:

6 new novices Institute of Christ the King. 

Anyone know about this order? They seem very unsmiling. 

They are a great group and do smile.  I'm guessing you saw a picture from a solemn occasion.  They do look solemn when appropriate.
 

 

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Antigonos

I guess it's because they take their investiture so seriously.  In fact, when one looks at archive pictures of nuns, one rarely sees them smiling.  Levity was regarded as unseemly in a religious?

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deusluxmea

That order is the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus. 

Here's a pic of members of this order, looking a bit more cheery

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