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First Benedictine monk ordained in two decades

The last time a Benedictine monk was ordained to the diaconate at the Abbey Church, Mt St Benedict was in 1992 by Archbishop Anthony Pantin. The monk’s name was John Pereira.

Now, 27 years later Abbot John Pereira and the community of monks witnessed the ordination of Br Antony Buaful OSB to the diaconate Saturday, November 30.

In his homily, Archbishop Jason Gordon asserted that if there was a time where contemplation and contemplative life was needed, it is now, as a “counterpoint” to the madness of our culture.

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