Brother Jerome Leo RIP

Brother Jerome RIP

Our Brother Jerome Leo Hughes, OSB passed away on July 3 at the age of 74. He was raised in Tampa, Florida. After a twenty year career in nursing and teaching he was a Diocesan Hermit in the Archdiocese of Boston. He joined our community in the mid 1990s and made his Regular Oblation August 3, 2001. For many years he was guest master. He was also oblate master, and his daily web postings on the Rule of St. Benedict has close to 5000 subscribers internationally. Faced with decades of significant health challenges, Brother Jerome was frail for the last few years of his life and in a nursing home for the last few months. He helped many people in many different ways over the years, and had a great devotion to the Divine Mercy and to praying for the souls in Purgatory as well as Benedictine spirituality. His funeral Mass was on July 8 and was laid to rest in our cemetery. Please pray for the repose of his soul.

Eucharistic Adoration

We have a day of Adoration usually on the first Friday of each month (except January), and on December 31, starting with Exposition after Mass and ending with Benediction after Vespers. Sometimes the day is moved so contact us to verify.

Monastic Experience Weekend

The date of our next Monastic Experience Weekend has yet to be determined.

New Member

A new priest

Fr. Columba Highet, a junior monk at the Abbey of Christ in the Desert in New Mexico since 2018, has been granted a transfer to St. Mary’s. Originally from Canada, he was ordained in the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut (as Fr. Iain) in 2011 where he was pastor of three parishes as well as chaplain to the nuns of the Abbey of Regina Laudis. He brings much knowledge, experience and many talents to our community. He has renewed his temporary vows here and will be eligible for solemn vows in three years.