Celebrating our Benedictine Vows

By Brother Francis R. McCarty, O.S.B. | June 29, 2018

The second week of July will mark significant milestones and anniversaries for members of the monastic community at Saint Anselm Abbey. The week of July 7 – 14 will have an entrance into the novitiate, a simple profession of vows, a solemn profession of vows, anniversaries of monastic professions and ordinations, as well as the Feast of Saint Benedict. All events take place in the Saint Anselm Abbey Church and are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

July 7

  • Simple Profession of Vows of Brother Aloysius Ryan Sarasin, O.S.B. ’17 at 11 AM

July 10

  • Celebration of Jubilarians at 11 AM
    • 25 years of monastic profession:
      • Brother Isaac Murphy, O.S.B.
    • 25 years of priestly ordination:
      • Father Mathias Durette, O.S.B.
    • 70 years of monastic profession:
      • Bishop Joseph Gerry, O.S.B. '50
      • Father Cecil Donahue, O.S.B. '50

July 11

  • Celebration of the Eucharist for the Feast of Saint Benedict at 8:30 AM
  • Entrance into the Novitiate of Mr. Louis Franciose ’17 at 12 Noon
    • This event is private

July 14

  • Solemn Profession of Vows of Brother Ignatius Andrew Membrino, O.S.B. ’08 at 11 AM

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