New Professions 2011
By Br. Basil Lawrence, OSB
Mount Angel Abbey is happy to share with you the progression of several of our monks to new stages in their monastic formation. On Monday, September 12, 2011, Br. Jonah Wright and Br. Basil Lawrence both professed solemn vows, permanently binding themselves to Mount Angel Abbey in their commitments to conversion, stability and obedience. This was our first profession of solemn vows in four years! We are also pleased to report that two monks professed simple vows on September 8, 2011: Br. Jesus Leija who take the name of Br. Jesus Maria, and Br. Robert Love, who took the name Br. Andre Besette. Finally, the Abbey was blessed to have five monks begin their novitiate on September 7, 2011: Br. Israel Hernandez, Br. Jackson Conocido, Br. Juan Manjares, Br. Aage Nielsen and Br. Duy Nguyen. We are very proud of all our monks in formation and we ask your continued prayers for their growth and perseverance.
Article from Mount Angel Letter
Winter 2011/2012, Volumer 63, Number 4