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15 August, 2018 - Fr. Alan celebrates 60 years of monastic vows

2018 08 15 alan medFr. Alan addresses the community in Chapter. Click to enlarge.

 

Fr. Alan Gilmore celebrated 60 years of monastic vows on Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. It was also the 48th anniversary of his priestly ordination. To mark the occasion, Fr. Alan took a turn on the abbatial throne in Chapter and shared some anecdotes and words of wisdom with the community.

As the patronal feast of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance, The Solemnity of the Assumption is an especially honored feast day at Gethsemani. Seven other brothers also marked their entrance, temporary, and/or solemn vows on the day.

Please join us in saying a prayer of thanksgiving for Fr. Alan's faithful perseverance.