Community News contains periodic updates on the lives of the Monks of Marmion.
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 was discharged from Rush-Copley Hospital on July 10. He is now in the Abbey Infirmary, where he is doing therapy.
Fr. Mario was taken to Mercy Presence Medical Center on July 12 after a fall. He was transferred to McAuley Manor on July 16, where he remains.
Fr. Joel gave a retreat for the diocesan priests at the Rockford Retreat House, July 6-10.
The priests of the Deanery and beyond joined the monastic community for the annual St. Benedict's Day picnic on July 7.
A. John, A. Vincent and Fr. Charles joined Marmion Trustees and friends on a 50th anniversary trip to Guatemala in the first part of July.
Fr. Thomas returned from his time in Kiev, Ukraine on July 26.