One year ago today Abbot Mark Cooper, OSB was elected the fifth abbot of Saint Anselm Abbey. Today’s conventual mass was for his intention and this evening we will have a festive meal in his honor.
These words of prayer from his blessing are still apt today:
Bless and strengthen Mark, your servant,
chosen to be Abbot of this monastery.
May his manner of life show clearly that he is what he is called, a father,
so that his teaching will, as a leaven of goodness,
grow in the hearts of his spiritual family.