Rest in peace, Br. Philip. Read more about our brother, Br.
Philip, who died on April 16 at this link: http://www.saintmeinrad.org/news/?story=13411
This past Saturday we had a pizza lunch at the UnStable. Fr.
Prior Kurt, Br. Martin, Br. Justin (from Togo), Br. James and Br.
Jean served up some tasty pies, much to the delight of the monastic
After conversation with Archbishop Joseph Tobin, and following
his consultation with the Archdiocesan Personnel Committee,
Archabbot Justin will be joining the staff at Bishop Simon Brute
College Seminary as vice-rector, starting next school year. Alumnus
of our seminary, Fr. Joe Moriarty, will serve as rector of the
seminary while current rector (and alumnus of our seminary), Fr.
Bob Robeson, will take on parish work.
Fr. Noel had a retreat, "Living Virtuously: Exploring Christian
Values," last weekend through our Guest House retreats.
Bishop Peter Libasci (another alumnus of our seminary) of
Manchester, New Hampshire, ordained to the diaconate one of our
visiting Benedictines, Br. Stephen Lawson, last weekend.
Congratulations, Br. Stephen, and to that of your community of St.
Anselm Abbey (who also celebrated their feast day this week!).
A handful of monks played in the seminary softball tournament
this past weekend. We sure have had some nice weather here most of
the past week!
The weather has been accommodating to our bees, too. Recently,
Br. Simon was interviewed by The Herald out of Jasper
about his "buzzing" into beekeeping. A link to the story:
Our Monte Cassino Shrine pilgrimages will soon be upon us. Check
out this link for a list of presenters and their topics: http://www.saintmeinrad.org/news/?story=13361
To close, some inspiration from our prayer intentions overheard
at Office this week:
That the life-giving Cross be a sure anchor amid the storms of
And, that we bear one another's burdens with patience and
compassion, just as Christ Jesus has borne our sins and carried our
Let us pray to the Lord.