Community Updates contain periodic updates on the lives of the Monks of Marmion.
On October 3 Novice Eric Knott was admitted to the community as Brother Oblate Francis. He is now a claustral oblate with a lifetime commitment. Members of Oblate Francis's family and many oblates of the abbey were in attendance, as were Fr. Thomas, Fr. Patrick, Fr. Marcos and Br. Benedict, all in for the celebration.
On October 2 Novice Francisco Medrano was invested with the Benedictine habit and began his novitiate.
Prayers are requested for Fr. Basil, with his pulmonary fibrosis. Prayers are also requested for Br. Peter, who has been diagnosed with advanced stage of stomach cancer and is receiving chemotherapy.
Br. Jude was admitted to St. Patrick's Residence in Naperville on Sept. 29. He will be staying there indefinitely.
Br. Antony Maria and Br. Theodore made a visit back to the abbey Set. 30-Oct. 3.
Abbot John attended a meeting of the A.I.M. Board in Erie, Pa, Sept. 26-28 and is in Guatemala from Oct. 7-18.
Abbot Vincent went to Ascension Abbey in Idaho for the election of their new abbot, Oct. 13-14.