Today in a brief private ceremony at noon, Abbot Mark and the monks of our community welcomed three young men into the monastery’s novitiate.
All three novices are alumni of the Saint Anselm College: Bro. André (Nathan) Boudreau, class of 2006; Bro. Paul (Scott) LeSage, also class of 2006; and Bro. Ignatius (Andrew) Membrino, class of 2008.
Bro. André’s patron saint is St. André Bessette of Montréal; Bro. Paul’s is the great apostle, St. Paul of Tarsus; and the patron of Bro. Ignatius is the early church father and martyr, St. Ignatius of Antioch.
This is a very joyous day for our community. May God bring to perfection the good work already begun in these three men.