We had a community meeting on Wednesday where we heard from the
Abbey Press General Manager as well as our Director of Human
Resources. They updated us on the nature and emotions regarding the
transition at the Abbey Press, since February marks the "formal"
beginning of our closing of the Trade Marketing and Printing
Divisions of our Abbey Press.
Please continue to pray for our co-workers and their families as
they make this transition.
The latest blog post from Brother Francis:
Created out of love to love
Archabbot Kurt returns tomorrow (Tuesday) from the Abbots and
Priors Workshop, which was held at Prince of Peace Abbey in
Abbot Kurt appointed Brother Zachary to assume the
responsibility of Director of Public Reading (one of the positions
Father Gavin held up until his death). Brother Zachary will offer
corrections and advice to those who read both in church and at
table. Brother Zachary also will take suggestions on books to be
read at our common table.
Father Denis Q. and Brother Francis have been appointed to the
Conference Committee of the monastery to help plan Advent and
Lenten conferences for the community. They join Fathers Colman and
Anthony and Brothers Simon and Nathaniel. (Father Gavin, up until
his death, helped on this committee.)
We look forward to opening our house to the several women and
men who helped us with our move out and back into the monastery
during our monastery renovation. Brothers Martin and Peduru are
planning the open house that will take place this coming
Father Lambert led a retreat for women from a parish in nearby
Evansville. They were here on campus this weekend and joined us for
several of our community liturgies.