On Saturday evening, March 20th, our Brothers Boniface and Chrysostom renewed their simple, also called temporary, vows, for another year. This time of formation leads, God willing, to final or solemn monastic profession in the future.
Both monks give themselves generously to the daily monastic life at Christ in the Desert and help build up the common life.
Brother Boniface is one of our two organists, who accompany our chanting of the Divine Office and the Conventual Mass each day. Brother also works at recording and responding to Mass requests, as well as being our photocopier, preparer of postage for packages and acting as our immigration representative to the U.S. government.
Brother Chrysostom serves as our Guestmaster and Development Director. Even though we have no guests at present, he still keeps busy with Guesthouse-related work, including correspondence and maintenance of our Guest facilities. Brother is also editor of our biannual Monastery Newsletter.
These monks not only work, they also faithfully attend common prayer throughout the day and give themselves to private prayer and lectio divina. There are a good example to all.
Ad multos annos, Fratres Boniface et Chrysostom.