Last year, we
welcomed Fr. Santhosh Arppathanath to assist at our Priory
in the United States. He came from St. Joseph Priory
in India arriving with the approval of his Prior, Fr.
Anselm Pallithazhath. After spending his time at St.
Benedict Monastery and Holy Face Monastery (our community
in New Jersey), it was decided that he would live and
minister at the latter as a member of the community there
for an extended period of time. When Father first
came here, it was with the intent that he would stay at
St. Benedict Monastery to assist with the formation
program, but after he visited Holy Face, it was the
assessment of the Prior and his Council that he would be a
good “fit” to serve the needs of that community.
This week in Oxford, Fr. Santhosh gathered his belongings
in preparation to set out on his journey to New Jersey for
an extended period of time to help them grow as a
community and serve the people who come to the Holy Face
Please pray for Fr. Santhosh,
that the Lord will bless his presence and ministry in New
Jersey and that his experience here in the United States
will be an inspiration for him when he returns to India in
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