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25 November, 2017 - Br. Lawrence is ordained to the diaconate

   

     
 

   

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Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville was our guest on Thanksgiving Saturday. In previous years, he has often taken a short retreat during this weekend at Gethsemani.

But this weekend he was put to work. We called on him to ordain Br. Lawrence to the diaconate at a special mass on Saturday morning. 

         
 

Archbishop Kurtz called Br. Lawrence forward, examined him, gave a homily about the place of the diaconate in the Church, then laid his hands on Br. Lawrence (below) which was the sign of the actual ordination. Fr. Elias clothed Br. Lawrence in the deacon's garments (right).

Br. Lawrence will act as a deacon from this point for the community. He will assist at mass and read the Gospel during Sundays and feast days and will take his turn preaching homilies.

 

   

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