First Anniversary of Election

 

Abbot Mark Cooper, OSB

 

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.

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