20 August, 2018 - Br. Lawrence ordained to priesthood

2018 08 20 lawrence ordained medArchbishop Kurtz with Br. Lawrence during the Rite of Ordination. Click to enlarge.


Brother Lawrence Morey is now Father Lawrence. On Aug. 20, the Feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville ordained him to the priesthood. The Mass was celebrated in the abbey church with several of Fr. Lawrence's friends and family members in attendance.

A native of Ontario, Canada, Fr. Lawrence entered Gethsemani in 2004 and made solemn profession in 2010. Henceforth he will join his fellow priests in celebrating the community Mass and other sacramental responsibilities, in addition to his monastic work. Currently he serves as the monastery's Master of Novices and Archivist, as well as editor of Cistercian Studies Quarterly.

Please join the monks in praying for Br. Lawrence as he begins this new ministry for our community.