Our Father Rupert died Saturday morning as he was getting ready
for vigils and lauds. Father Rupert will certainly be remembered
for his compassion and precision. Read more about Father Rupert
Abbot James Albers from St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison,
Kansas, was in town for a few days visiting with his Brother Luke,
who is studying in our seminary.
For more than a decade now, the Delta Chi fraternity has held
its undergraduate president's academy here at Saint Meinrad. Nearly
150 undergraduate presidents, staff and volunteers for Delta Chi
were here this weekend.
We started a new book at dinner recently. It is another David
McCullough book:The Greater Journey: Americans in
Candidate Joseph, who will be invested as a novice on January
19, recently wrote a blog post for the Church Life Journal through
Notre Dame, reflecting on receiving guests as Christ: Welcoming the Guest as Christ.
Novice Joshua and Candidate Joseph took down the ornaments from
our Christmas tree last week, and they also took down our Christmas
trees from the calefactory and refectory.
Again, pray for our soon-to-be-invested novice, Joseph, and also
for Novice Joshua,who will make his first vows at First Vespers of
the Feast of St. Meinrad on Friday.
And, thank you for your prayers for our community as we
celebrate the life, prayer and work of Father Rupert.