Change is not always easy, but it is often necessary. This is true here at the Abbey.
Recently, Fr. Paul, who has been running this blog, and acting as vocation director, was appointed to serve as the Director of Spiritual Formation for Conception Seminary College. This new role carries with it much responsibility and commitment. For that reason, more change was necessary, and I was appointed the new vocation director.
I am Fr. Etienne, and I have been a monk of Conception Abbey for nearly 10 years. I work now as Vocation Director and as a seminary professor of scripture and theology. I also have experience with human formation in the seminary and have been engaged in priestly ministry for three years this coming May.
I am encouraged by Fr. Paul’s work, by our commitment to vocations and holiness, and by our desire to help young men discover God in their lives.
This change will take some time for all of us to get used to and comfortable with, but in time it will be second nature.
I ask that you pray for me, the Abbey, and those who are earnestly seeking God’s will for them. There will be some new and unique initiatives coming down the line for this blog and for the office, so do not lose touch!