Community News contains periodic updates on the lives of the Monks of Marmion.
Fr. Joel gave a retreat to the Benedictine Community of St. Joseph's in Tulsa, OK, May 31-June 5.
Fr. Thomas left for Kiev, Ukraine, on June 7, for weeks of study.
Abbot Gregory Polan of Conception Abbey conducted the community retreat, June 7-10.
On June 11, the monastic community celebrated jubilees for Abbot Vincent (50 years ordained), Fr. Michael (40 years professed) and Fr. Frederick (25 years professed).
Fr. Prior Basil received results of lung biopsies on June 11, with a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis. Complications required three different surgical procedures that were successful. Fr. Basil remains at Rush-Copley Hospital, where he is doing rehabilitation.
On June 12, Brothers Antony and Theodore, along with Novice Eric, left for a two-week junior monk formation program at St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, KS.
A. Vincent directed the community retreat for Newark Abbey, June 22-26.
Fr. Marcos returned from his time in Europe on June 22.
A. John returned from Guatemala with the Academy students on June 23.