Monastery News Page
March 11, 2020

A New Beginning

     On Tuesday, March 10th, we welcomed a gentleman who chose to take an important step in his discernment of monastic life with us.  Postulancy is the first formal stage of formation in our community.  It is a period of six months or more in which candidates have an extensive experience living with us and getting acquainted with the monastic life under the guidance of a director.  Christian Lane was officially recognized as a postulant through a ceremony that took place during Vespers (evening prayer).  He accepted the invitation to walk more closely with the Lord through this stage of formation and received a special blessing from our Prior, Fr. Damien Gjonaj.  Fr. Gregory-David Jones, our Vocation and Postulant Director stood behind Christian as a testimony to his fitness to commit himself to discerning, learning and growing in this formative process in the hope that they will eventually enter the novitiate.  Please pray for Christian that the Lord will support, enlighten and bless them as they become more familiar with monastic life in our community.

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