On the June 23, 2016, the Vigil of the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, two of our temporary professed (junior monks) renewed their vows as they move toward solemn profession.

The simple ceremony of renewal of vows took place in our chapter room, in the presence of Abbot Philip Lawrence and all our monks.

Brother Charles and Brother Bede are both fine additions to our monasteries, generous workers, men of prayer and multi-talented. Ad multos annos.

The Solemnity of Saint John the Baptist is our major feast day, and this year marked the “52nd Birthday” of the Monastery, founded on June 24, 1964.