Monday, August 31, 2009


Bishop: Do you know them to be worthy?

Abbot: After inquiry among the Christian people and upon the recommendation of those responsible, I testify that they have been found worthy.

Bishop: Relying on the help of the Lord God and our Savior Jesus Christ, we choose these, our brothers, for the Order of the Diaconate.

May God who has begun the good work in you bring it to fulfillment.

Saint Augustine, pray for us!
Saint Philip Neri, pray for us!

I love this picture with the walker in the background while a novice prepares the vestments for the newly ordained!

Waiting in the wings

The newly ordained deacons receive the stole and dalmatic, symbolic of their office.

Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practice what you teach.

Smiling, happy Abbot shaking hands.


  1. Oh, I loved these pictures. My son was excited to see them too. "Look, Mama, that's the church we used to go to!" Thanks for posting this. It is so joyful to know that they have become deacons.

  2. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I miss the Cistercians.

  3. Gorgeous photographs, Charlotte. You're blessed to be near such beauty.


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