April 29, 2016

Abbot James clothed Brian Booth as a novice in the presence of the monks, some oblates and friends of Brian. He was given the religious name Elijah, his first choice of the three names that can be proposed by a candidate. The monks welcome Br. Elijah with great joy as he begins his novitiate year of prayer, study and work in the monastery. We pray that his example may inspire other men to come try their vocation as Benedictines with us.