On Sunday, March 21st, our Father Zachary made his first profession of vows as a Benedictine monk of Christ in the Desert. He has completed his novitiate here and before coming here, served for many years as a diocesan priest in Japan.
Father Zachary is part of our kitchen staff, coordinating menus and shopping, and is an excellent cook and baker as well. He also spins wool from our Navajo-Churro sheep, gives fine homilies at Mass and is part of the group of monks who lead the music at Mass each day.
In the photo below, Father Zachary is on the right of the Abbot, Prior Bonaventure is on the left of the Abbot. The servers from left to right are Brother Efren, Brother Savio, Brother Antoine and Brother Faith.
Ad multos annos, Pater Zachary.