Spring 2021

Fr. Adrian Burke, using Zoom, presented conferences for the Cathedral of the Assumption (Louisville, KY) parish retreat (Nov. 14-15, 2020); for the Permanent Deacons and Wives retreat for the Diocese of Lexington, KY (Jan. 15-16, 2021); and for a Lenten Mission for St. Isidore Catholic Community in Defiance, OH (Feb. 28-March 2, 2021).

Fr. Eugene Hensell was appointed Guest House chaplain in January.

Br. George Rumley was appointed assistant to the masters of ceremonies in January.

Fr. Harry Hagan published an article on the prophet Balaam (Numbers 22-24) called “Balaam: To Bless or To Curse” in the January/February issue of The Bible Today.

Br. Martin Erspamer designed a new stained-glass window for St. Pius Church in Owensboro, KY, which was installed on March 30. The newly renovated church will reopen in April.

Fr. Meinrad Brune, archivist, and Br. Stanley Rother Wagner, assistant to the archivist, spent all day on March 25 cleaning up the gallons of water that came down the walls into the Archives in St. Gregory Hall following a water line break. They also had help from many co-workers and two novices.

Fr. Joseph Cox served as chaplain for the Little Sisters of the Poor in Indianapolis, IN, during Holy Week.

Br. John Glasenapp presented conference papers at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society (virtual), the Interuniversity Doctoral Consortium Medieval Conference hosted virtually by Rutgers University, and the Medieval Liturgy Working Group at the University of Notre Dame.

Br. Stanley Rother Wagner was accepted into the Master of Arts program in history at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. He will begin his studies in August.

Fr. Eugene Hensell will present a day of recollection via Zoom to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from Ohio and Michigan on May 10.

Fr. Christian Raab presided at Holy Week services for the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist in Lowell, MI. He also was a guest on the podcast “A Positive Jam” (S2 E12; March 21, 2021) to discuss Catholic themes in contemporary rock music.