This past weekend the monks hosted four men for a "Monastic Experience" discernment retreat. To find out more about vocations to the Benedictine way of life at St. Bernard Abbey, contact our Vocation Director, Fr. Jacob Amos, O.S.B., at email@example.com
Monday, October 7, 2013
This past weekend, the monks hosted fifteen high school men for a "Men in Black" Vocation Retreat. Participants stayed in the abbey's guest rooms and prayed, worked, and ate with the monks. They had several discussion of various topics of monastic life, and enjoyed some recreation with the monks as well. To learn more about vocations to monastic life, contact our vocation director, Fr. Jacob Amos, O.S.B., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Participants chat with Fr. Jacob and Br. Ambrose|
|Participants play bocce ball with Br. Irenaeus and Br. Bruno|
Posted by St. Bernard Vocations at 10:58 AM
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Is God calling you to be a Benedictine monk at Saint Bernard Abbey? Here are the dates for upcoming vocation retreats:
"Men in Black" Retreat for Young Men in High School: Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6, 2013
"Monastic Experience" Retreat for Adult Men: Friday, October 25 - Sunday, October 27, 2013Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 2, 2014
Sacred Triduum Retreat: Thursday, April 17 - Sunday, April 20, 2014
Posted by St. Bernard Vocations at 1:54 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
On Saturday, August 17, Br. Bernard Denson, O.S.B., and Br. Martin Weidner, O.S.B., professed solemn (final) vows as monks of St. Bernard Abbey. After completing three years of simple vows, Brs. Bernard and Martin promised, with vows valid for life, stability in our community, conversion through a monastic way of life, and obedience, according to the Rule of St. Benedict. During the ceremony, they received the cuculla, a large pleated cowl worn by solemnly professed monks. In addition to many family and friends, the community of St. Bernard Abbey was joined by four monks from St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison, Kansas, were Br. Bernard lives during the school year.
Posted by St. Bernard Vocations at 7:23 AM
On August 15, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Br. Marion Sanchez, O.S.B., professed simple vows as a monk of St. Bernard Abbey. After completing a year of novitiate, Br. Marion promised, with vows valid for three years, stability in our community, conversion through a monastic way of life, and obedience, according to the Rule of St. Benedict. After the completion of these three years, he may request to be admitted for profession of solemn (final) vows.
Posted by St. Bernard Vocations at 7:12 AM
On August 14, at First Vespers of the Assumption, Abbot Cletus received our six postulants into the novitiate. They will now be know (left to right) as Br. Bruno Bravata, Br. Ambrose Steele, Br. Christopher McBride, Br. Irenaeus Ceballos, Br. Aelred Zolper, Br. Raphael Pattarozzi.
Posted by St. Bernard Vocations at 7:06 AM
Friday, June 7, 2013
Today the members of the chapter voted to accept Br. Bernard Denson, OSB (left), and Br. Martin Weidner, OSB (center), for profession of solemn vows on August 17. The chapter also voted to accept Br. Novice Marion Sanchez, OSB (right), for profession of simple vows on August 15.
Congratulations to Brs. Bernard, Martin, and Marion!
Posted by St. Bernard Vocations at 1:15 PM