Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Rite of Solemn Monastic Profession

There are several elements to the rite of solemn monastic profession.  The rite itself takes place at mass.  It begins following the homily and ends just before the offertory.  The abbot presides.  I’m including photos of Brother Stephen’s recent ceremony … Continue reading

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Brother Stephen’s Solemn Profession

At mass on July 12, 2014 Brother Stephen Lawson, OSB professed his solemn vows to the monastic community of Saint Anselm Abbey.  On this occasion he received the distinctive black robe associated with solemn vows, referred to as a cuculla … Continue reading

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New Juniors 2014

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First Monastic Profession

At mass today on this Feast of Saint Benedict, the monks of Saint Anselm Abbey were pleased to welcome Brothers Paul and Ignatius into simple vows.  The two novices, Brother Paul (Scott) LeSage and Brother Ignatius (Andrew) Membrino professed their … Continue reading

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A Visit from the Stanley Cup

Thanks to College alumnus, Hubie McDonough, ’86, several monks got to see the Stanley Cup on campus yesterday.

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