Br. John Mark Falkenhain published an article
titled "Living Celibacy: A Proposed Model for Celibacy Formation
Programs" in the summer issue of Human Development.
Fr. Denis Robinson and Fr. Meinrad
Brune were appointed to the Archabbot's Council. Their
terms run from July 1, 2013, to June 2014.
Fr. Anthony Vinson attended World Youth Day in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July. He assisted in coordinating the
Vocation Veranda for English-speaking countries.
Fr. Barnabas Gillespie has been assigned the
monastic representative for Abbey Caskets. He will also do
spiritual direction and liturgical practicum work in the school,
chaplaincy work for local organizations, and be the monastery
representative for Abbey News.
Fr. Joseph Cox gave a retreat to Benedictine
Sisters at Sacred Heart Monastery in Lisle, IL, on June 10-14.
Archabbot Justin DuVall, retired
Archabbot Bonaventure Knaebel, Fr. Meinrad
Brune and Fr. Pius Klein attended Mass at
St. Mary's Parish in Huntingburg, IN, on Sunday, June 2, to
acknowledge and celebrate the years that monks provided pastoral
care at St. Mary's. The Diocese of Evansville resumed pastoral care
of the parish in June when former pastor Fr. Godfrey
Mullen became rector of St. Benedict Cathedral in
Fr. Ephrem Carr was honored by the community of
Sant' Anselmo in Rome for his years of service with the school.
They celebrated with a pranzo festivo on June 3. Abbot Patrick
Regan of St. Joseph Abbey was also among the retiring
Fr. Pius Klein and Archabbot Justin
DuVall attended the installation of Sr. Barbara Lynn
Schmitz, OSB, as prioress of Monastery Immaculate Conception at
Ferdinand, IN, on July 13.
Fr. Anthony Vinson participated in a working
group that is preparing a strategic plan focusing on educational
debt and vocations to religious life in the United States, at St.
Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center, Yale University, New
Haven, CT, in May.