Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A nice weekend - remembering St. Benedict of Nursia

Exiting Procession with Brother Gabriel Wadlington, Brother Mark Bordelon, Brother Joseph Brasseaux, Fr. Bernard Lebiedz, and Abbot James Liprie

Last Sunday was the feast day of St. Benedict of Nursia, the founder of western monasticism. As is my custom, I visited Mother of the Redeemer Monastery near Plaisance, Louisiana for their celebratory mass ... this year at 10 AM. This year, the monks there, lead by Abbot James Liprie, have a lot of great things to celebrate.

On May 31, 2010 Brother Mark Bordelon professed his temporary vows for the next 3 years in the community. Brother Mark has also begun raising bees at the monastery.

Brother Joseph Brasseaux will be ordained to the priesthood August 2, 2010 at 10:30am in Our Lady of Mercy Church located in Opelousas, LA. All are welcome to attend. Congratulations to Brother Joseph!

The monastery also has a beautiful new website ... designed by their brand new postulant Brother Gabriel Wadlington. See the photo of it at the bottom of this post. You can get there by clicking http://www.motheroftheredeemer.org/

Please visit their site and, if possible, use their Pay Pal link to submit a donation to the monastery there. The monastery hosts retreats, masses, and the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours.