Archbishop Daniel Buechlein attended a
blessing of two new additions at the Bishop Simon Bruté College
Seminary in Indianapolis on October 21. One of them is a dining
room and meeting space, which has been dedicated to Archbishop
Daniel in gratitude for his founding and support of the seminary.
Fr. Denis Robinson and Fr. Tobias
Colgan also attended.
Archabbot Justin DuVall offered a pre-Advent
Day of Recollection for priests of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
at the Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis on November 19.
Fr. Guerric DeBona and Dr. Richard Stern
attended the National Academy of Homiletics in Louisville, KY, on
December 5-7. The topic was on "difficult conversations" with
Fr. Brendan Moss gave the annual Barth-Hamilton
Retreat at Saint Meinrad December 6-8. The retreat focused on
"Becoming Men of the New Evangelization."
Fr. Guerric DeBona's book, titled Between
the Ambo and the Altar: Biblical Preaching and the Roman Missal
(Year A), was released in December. It was published by the
Liturgical Press. Books on Years B and C will follow.
Br. Francis Wagner signed copies of his new
book, titled Grace in the Wilderness: Reflections on God's
Sustaining Word Along Life's Journey, on November 30 at the
Catholic Supply Stores in St. Louis, MO.
Br. John Mark Falkenhain and Archabbot
Justin DuVall participated in a national meeting sponsored
by the National Religious Vocations Conference (NRVC) on December
9-11. The meeting was hosted by Saint Meinrad Archabbey and brought
together the vocation directors and major superiors of about 35
religious communities across the United States. The theme of the
meeting was "Building an Internal Culture of Vocations."
Fr. Edward Linton is enjoying his travels while
on sabbatical. He has visited numerous places, including: Nazareth,
Capernaum, Istanbul, Chalcedon, Armenia and Tblisi. He is now
staying at Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem, where he will remain until