Abbot Xavier Ends Term as Prior

vianney Uncategorized

Dear Friends, I was elected abbot of Saint Benedict Abbey in Still River, Massachusetts a little over ten years ago. I write now to tell you that I have decided to end my term as abbot of Saint Benedict Abbey, a community of monks who are truly my brothers in Christ. I have submitted my resignation to Abbot President Vincent …

Brother Jerome: Feeling God in My Vows

Saint Benedict Abbey Monks

Just before I took my vows, my aunt asked me if I thought I would feel different; and the short answer is “yes, absolutely!” Then, of course, the following question is, “how?” Out of all the questions asked of me concerning my vocation, this is probably the most difficult. The Abbot has had me give a couple of talks on …

Why We Pray in Latin

Fr. Marc Crilly Latin, Liturgy, Prayer

Back in 1989, our community had the once-in-a-lifetime privilege of going to Rome to attend the ordination of our then Brother (and now Abbot) Xavier, celebrated in Saint Peter’s Basilica by the then Pope (and now Saint) John Paul II.  I can remember standing there during the ceremony, in a crowd of Catholics from every country of the world — …