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1 October, 2017 - Br. Lazarus receives the habit

   

     
 

   

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The Abbey of Gethsemani is very happy to welcome former postulant Allen Graziadei into the novitiate.

He was asked by the abbot, "What do you seek?" and replied, "The mercy of God and the Order."

The abbot then addressed him with a talk based on a reading from the Rule of St. Benedict.

         
 

Postulant Allen received a new name, Br. Lazarus. The abbot then gave him the robe, scapular and cincture of the novice.

After the ceremony, the community lined up to give him their warm congratulations and well-wishes.

As a novice, Br. Lazarus will receive some new duties and further integration into the community.

Br. Lazarus joins Br. Abel and Br. Joseph in the novitiate.

 

   

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