Br. John Mark Falkenhain presented a week-long workshop on human formation for the international Monastic Formator’s Program in Assisi, Italy, in May. He also presented to the General Chapter of the American-Cassinese Congregation of Benedictines on the topics of building communities of support and accountability in Atchison, KS, in June.
Fr. Mateo Zamora directed the annual retreat for the seminarians of the Diocese of Memphis at Our Lady, Queen of Peace Retreat Center in Stanton, TN, on June 6-8. The title of the retreat was: “Fed by the Word: The Liturgy of the Hours as our Daily Diet of the Divine.”
Fr. Anthony Vinson offered the welcome and invocation for the Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual luncheon at Lincoln Amphitheater on June 16.
Fr. Colman Grabert began an assignment as monastery house prefect on September 1.
Br. Basil Lumsden began an assignment as monastery refectorian on September 10.
Fr. Subprior Joseph Cox began an assignment as assistant refectorian on September 15.
Br. Maurus Zoeller and Fr. Pius Klein are assigned as the monastery’s in-house guestmasters.
Fr. Simon Herrmann joined the Vocations Committee at the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, IN.
Br. Martin Erspamer was awarded the commission for the stained-glass windows in the new Newman Center Chapel and offices at the University of Rochester, NY.
Fr. Adrian Burke facilitated the annual retreat for residents at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Cincinnati, OH, in August. He also directed a retreat for the permanent deacons of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and their wives at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Septemeber.
Fr. Christian Raab had a book review of Piercing the Clouds: Lectio Divina and Preparation for Ministry, edited by Kevin Zilverberg and Scott Carl, published in the September issue of the American Benedictine Review. He also delivered the priest retreat for the Archdiocese of Mobile. The title was “The Spousal Imagination of the Priesthood.”