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Happy Feast of St. Benedict!
This wonderful feast day is a particularly joyous occasion today as we receive three new members into the monastery. Cole (from Beloit, KS), Casey (from O’Neill, NE), and Gregory (San Luis Obispo, CA) entered the monastery this morning as postulants. Please keep these men in your prayers as they begin their monastic formation.
Below: Somehow I talked them into a jumping photo before their entrance- that or they were so joyful and excited that they couldn’t contain themselves.
Below: The three men knock on the monastery door to request entrance.
Below: Abbot Benedict welcomes them and instructs them in what they are doing, namely, seeking God.
Below: Novicemaster Fr. Xavier, Br. Luke, and Socius Br. David, along with the other juniors wait patiently in the hallway for their arrival.
Above: Abbot Benedict offers them their final instruction and turns them over to the care of the Novicemaster.
Below: Fr. Xavier and the juniors greet the three new postulants.
Please keep these men in your prayers!