20 May, 2018 - Br. Matthias renews simple vows
On the Solemnity of Pentecost, Br. Matthias renewed his vows for an additional year. Thus, he continues as a junior monk of the community.
After the six-month postulancy, and two years in the novitiate, monks and nuns of the Order become juniors through temporary vows. By temporary vows, brothers undertake the obligations proper to monastic life either for a period of three years, or for three periods of one year.
The abbot may prolong this time, but not beyond a further six years.
This marks the beginning of Br. Matthias’ second year as a junior monk. Please pray for him and all of our Order’s monks and nuns in formation.