On March 21st, the Feast of the Passing of Our Holy Father Saint Benedict, two of our novices made their simple or first profession of vows, promising obedience, stability and conversion of life as Benedictine monks. This took place during the Conventual Mass at our monastery. The newly professed monks are Brother Boniface Blackburn, originally from Tennessee, and Brother Chrysostom Christie-Searles, from Chicago. Both are talented and welcome additions to our monastery. Please pray for them.