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7 August, 2016 - Postulant Chris takes the habit as Br. Joseph

   

 

   

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It is always a cause for celebration when we welcome a postulant into the novitiate. Our community has been doubly blessed in welcoming two new novices back-to-back.

Last Sunday, Br. Abel received the habit, and this Sunday it was Postulant Chris Bender's turn to be received as Br. Joseph.

         
 

Entering the novitiate is the second stage of monastic formation.

Br. Joseph will take on new responsibilities such as reading in church, taking a turn as servant of the church and so forth. He will continue to attend classes and to work with the other novices.

 

   

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The community is overjoyed to welcome Br. Joseph more deeply into the community. Join us in wishing him much grace and joy as he continues his journey into the monastic life.