Fr. Brendan Moss completed a Master of Arts in
religious education from Felician University in New Jersey on May
14. He also completed his first year as president-rector at
Conception Seminary College in Conception, MO.
Br. James Jensen has been appointed as
assistant sacristan and as a member of the Abbey Press Advisory
Br. William Sprauer has been appointed
coordinator of vocations media for the Office of Monastery
Archabbot Kurt Stasiak traveled to Rome for the
quadrennial Congress of Abbots on September 2-23. Pope Francis
spoke to the Congress on September 8 and a new abbot primate, Abbot
Gregory Polan of Conception Abbey, was elected.
Fr. Tobias Colgan and Br. Zachary
Wilberding have been elected to serve two-year terms on
the Abbot's Council. Fr. Denis Robinson and
Fr. Christian Raab were elected to serve one-year
Fr. Tobias Colgan, Fr. Louis
Hacker, Fr. Adrian Burke, Br.
Zachary Wilberding and Br. William
Sprauer have become members of the Task Force on the
Customary Committee. Fr. Prior John McMullen
joined the committee as an auditor.
Fr. Anthony Vinson attended the 60th
Biennial Convention of the Delta Chi Fraternity in Louisville, KY,
on July 27-31, where he presented a session on "Fraternal
Correction: Leading with the Basic Expectations as a Guide" and had
the distinction of serving as the convention sergeant-at-arms.