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Campus Ministry Event

On Friday September 5, Men in Black Campus Ministry is inviting all students of St. Peter’s College to join them in celebrating an hour of Eucharistic Adoration from 8:15pm – 9:15pm in the Abbey Church after the Office of Vigils.

The Men in Black Chaplain, Fr. Paul Paproski will be presiding at Benediction.

All are welcome!!

 

Adoration

Priest and Parish Celebrate Milestones

Fr. Joe anniversary

August 21, 2014 – Bruno, SK. – More than 250 parishioners and visitors celebrated the 110th anniversary of the St. Bruno Parish, Bruno, Sask. and the 90th birthday of Fr. Joseph Ackerman, OSB, pastor (left). The celebration included a festive mass and pot luck supper. Beside Fr. Joseph is Abbot Peter Novecosky representing all the Benedictine pastors who have served the parish for the past 110 years.

 

Fr. Joe Anniversary

Fr. Joe speaks with some parishioners at the potluck supper at the parish celebration.

Rock the Mount 2014

Rock the mount 2014

August 16, 2014 — Carmel, SK–  Several monks took part in the youth rally of Rock the Mount at Mount Carmel on Saturday, Aug. 16. More than 400 young people attended. The 5:00 mass was celebrated by Bishop Donald Bolen of Saskatoon, an oblate of St. Peter’s Abbey.

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Cosmas Epifano, O.S.B. ordained to the Diaconate of Christ

Whitney Pier, Sydney, N.S. — On July 30, in the year of our Lord 2014, on the feastday of St. Peter Chrysologus, Rev. Br. Cosmas Joseph Epifano, O.S.B. was ordained to the Diaconate of Christ by the laying on of hands by His Excellency, Most Reverend Brian Dunn, Bishop of Antigonish. The Rite of Ordination was celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church.   Deacon Cosmas will be serving St. Augustine Catholic Church in Humboldt, SK, until he returns to Rome for his final year of study before being ordained to the Priesthood.  May God bless his vocation.  Axios!

Br. Cosmas' Solemn Profession

Deacon Cosmas Epifano, O.S.B. after professing his Solemn Vows, July 11, 2014, on the Feast of St. Benedict.

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Juniors attend Summer School in Latrobe, PA, USA.

The Benedictine Junior Summer School of the year of our Lord 2014 took place at the historic St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  St. Vincent is the first Benedictine Abbey established in North America and the “grandmother house” of our own St. Peter’s Abbey.   Brs. Stephen Predy and Dominic Leo attended the summer school this year from July 14-28, and came away with many great experiences and new Benedictine confreres from across the USA.   The topic this year was: Building a Dynamic and Joyful Community Spirit, Unity in the midst of our diversity and diversity in the midst of our unity.

Br. Lorenzo Conocido, O.S.B., junior monk of Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon, USA, made this slide show of the trip: 2014 Benedictine Junior Summer School

Br. Lorenzo’s photo gallery on Flickr:  Photo Gallery

Novices Introduce Themselves to Oblates

By Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB

The five novices of St. Peter’s Abbey, who were invested on the feast of St. Benedict (March 21 2013), introduced themselves to the Oblates at their March 23 meeting. The novices expressed their appreciation to the community of St. Peter’s Abbey and the Oblates for welcoming them, and said they look forward to their new vocation.

Three of the novices, Linden Predy, 19, of Saskatoon; Christopher Weber, 36, of Hanover, Ontarion; and Peter van Ginkel, 50, of Winnipeg adopted religious names of saints. Linden will now be known as Br. Stephen; Christopher will be called Br. Damian; and Peter is Br. Benedict. The other two novices are Br. Andreas Hofer, 29, of New Zealand, and Br. Dominic Leo, 42, of Vancouver.

Br. Andreas Hofer, originally from Austria, came from New Zealand where he was self-employed in residential, commercial and industrial construction, as well as carpentry, joinery and cabinet making.

Br. Stephen Predy, the youngest novice, attended the University of Saskatchewan for the last year. Br. Benedict van Ginkel is a professional music teacher and has been playing the organ for monastic office and teaching Gregorian chant.

Br. Damian Weber completed a year of studies in theology at the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, B.C. Previously, he worked five years in the lay apostolate through the Secular Franciscan order. He resided in the Diocese of Antigonish, N.S. where he lived and worked at Our Lady of Grace Monastery, doing maintenance and assisting in the retreat house.

Br. Dominic Leo worked as an Information Technology (IT) technician and programmer/analyst in Vancouver for the Knights of Columbus. He finished two years of seminary training at the Benedictine monastery of Westminster Abbey in Mission, B.C.

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