Community Updates

 Community Updates contain periodic updates on the lives of the Monks of Marmion.

Abbot Vincent, Abbot John and Fr. Charles are attending the General Chapter of the Swiss-American Congregation at Conception Abbey, June 22-25. 

Fr. Basil was admitted to Rush-Copley Medical Center on June 10 for treatment connected with his pulmonary fibrosis. He was transferred to McAuley Manor on June 17 for rehabilitation and care.

Fr. Charles, on the occasion of his 50th anniversary of priesthood, presided and preached at the Conventual Mass with the monastic community and family members on June 8 for the Abbey's annual Jubilee Day. On June 9, he celebrated with fellow 50th jubilarians from the Diocese of Rockford and many other friends of the Marmion family in an evening Mass in the Abbey Church and at a reception that followed in the Nagel Emporium. 

Sr. Dianne Bergant, C.S.A., conducted the annual community retreat for Marmion Abbey, June 4-7. 

Fr. Joel gave a presentation during the Conference of American Benedictine Colleges and Universities at St. John's Abbey in Minnesota, June 1-3. He gave a retreat to the Benedictine community in Crookston, MN, June 18-23.

Fr. Cristobal Quic has been named Prior of the San Jose Community in Quetzaltenango, effective June 1. 

Br. Antony Maria was ordained as a transitional deacon in the Abbey Church by Bishop Malloy on Saturday, May 27.  He then preached for the first time at the Conventual Mass on Sunday, May 28. On June 5 he began a program of Clinical Pastoral Education at Good Shepherd hospital in Barrington, IL.