Community Updates contain periodic updates on the lives of the Monks of Marmion.
About 6:15 am on Sunday morning, July 16, Fr. Basil died peacefully, while under hospice care at The Seasons Hospice Facility in Naperville, IL. His visitation on July 21 and his Funeral Mass on July 22 witnessed a considerable number of mourners from throughout the Marmion family.
Abbot Vincent, Abbot John and Fr. Charles attended the General Chapter of the Swiss-American Congregation at Conception Abbey, June 22-25. On June 25 Abbot Vincent was reelected to another six-year term as Abbot President.
Fr. Thomas served as Chaplain for a Holy Land pilgrimage of Catholic school teachers from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, June 16-26. He also took part July 21 in a liturgy in Parma, OH, welcoming the new Apostolic Administrator for the Eparchy to which his Kansas City parish's diocese belongs.
Henry De Cristofano entered the community on July 10 as a Postulant.
On July 11, for the Feast of St. Benedict, the community hosted 28 clergy from the surrounding area for Mass and a luncheon.
Abbot John was in Guatemala July 14-20, conducting a visitation at the Abbey of Esquipulas. He returned again on July 24, spending time in Quetzaltenango at Priory of San Jose.