Community Updates contain periodic updates on the lives of the Monks of Marmion.
Br. Jude Such died at Edwards Hospital in Naperville in the early morning of Jan. 11. He had been at St. Patrick's Residence in Naperville the past few months. The body of Br. Jude was received at the Abbey Church on Sunday, January 15, at 4:00 p.m., with Visitation until 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, January 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the Abbey Church, with burial in the Abbey cemetery.
Br. Antony Maria and Br. Theodore returned to St. Meinrad on Jan. 8.
Members of the Abbey Council for 2017 were elected at a chapter meeting on Dec. 28. They are, Fr. Joel, Fr. Frederick and Fr. Patrick. Fr. Charles was elected as a delegate to the General Chapter in June.
A. John was in Guatemala for a short stay from January 9-14.
A. Vincent was present at Conception Abbey for the Blessing of Abbot Benedict Neenan on Jan. 15.
Fr. Paul is at Fort Jackson, SC, from Jan. 8-20, assisting in training chaplains for the military.