Monday, February 10, 2014

Abbot Gregory Institutes Monk as Reader

Mount Angel Abbey, OR – On February 10, 2014, the feast day of St. Scholastica, Abbot Gregory Duerr, OSB instituted Br. John Paul Le, OSB, to the ministry of lector. This installation is the first official step of Br. John Paul to the priestly order.

During the rite of institution, the Abbot instructed Br. John Paul on the responsibilities of a reader: "Bring the message of salvation to those who have not yet received it.  Thus with your help men and women will come to know God our Father and his Son Jesus Christ, who he sent, and so be able to reach eternal life."

Fr. Odo Recker, OSB, presided at the Mass with the monastic and seminary priests as concelebrants. Seminary students were present in the Abbey Church for the Mass of Installation.

Abbot Gregory intalls Br. John Paul as a lector, assisted by Br. Andre Love.

Br. John Paul and Abbot Gregory

Br. John Paul is the Abbey’s assistant sacristan and a Theology III student at Mount Angel Seminary. He made his monastic solemn profession in September 2013 and is scheduled to be installed to the ministry of acolyte on March 21st of this year, the feast of the Passing of St. Benedict.

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