I am excited to announce that Abbot James Albers, Fr. Meinrad Miller and Br. Leven Harton will be on the EWTN program Life On the Rock airing Friday, July 11, the feast of St. Benedict, at 7 pm (Central Time).
You can watch the broadcast online on the EWTN website, also channel 261 on DTH satellite, 261 on DISH, or channel 370 on DIRECTV. If you have questions or comments please reply to this e-mail.
The show will re-air:
Sat. Jul. 12 at 12:30am
Sun. Jul 13 at 10pm
Tue. Jul. 15 at 8am
(all times central)
In the spirit of St. Benedict,
Father Jeremy Heppler, OSB
Today, in an atmosphere of prayer and fraternity, grateful to God, and happy memory of our father Saint Benedict, we gathered for the Investiture of our brothers James and Hélio. Thank you for your desire to journey with us. The dictionary defines " Investiture” as an act of investing, or taking possession.
Today, dear candidates, you will be invested with the Benedictine monastic habit; and will take possession of your place in the monastic order, the Order St. Benedict, adding “OSB” at the end of your name; and in the community, taking your place in queue with your brothers, respecting the elders and loving the younger.
The mystique of the monastic habit comes from a long tradition of hermits and cenobites, as a distinctive symbol of consecration, humility, simplicity and prayerfulness. For us Benedictines it is a sign of a person vowed to obedience, stability and continued conversion. Your novice master and your community undertakes the challenge to instruct you in this sacred tradition, with zeal of an older brother – novice master Father Carlos - capable to enlighten your journey with patience and wisdom, discerning with you the Spirit of Christ which leads us together to Eternal Life.