The three Benedictine abbots from Canada were together at the Congress in Rome. They are from left Abbot André of Quebec Abbot John of Mission BC and Abbot Peter.
All the abbots at the abbot’s Congress in Rome had a private audience with Pope Francis on Thursday, Sept. 8. There were about 260 people there and after his address the pope shoock hands with everyone.
Br. Anthony celebrated his 25th anniversary of monastic profession at Holy
Family Cathedral in Saskatoon, Aug. 28. The celebration tool place during
the monthly Mass for the Vietnamese community in Saskatoon. A number of
Vietnamese priests from Saskatoon and Prince Albert came to celebrate with
him. Lunch and fellowship followed the afternoon Mass.
Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB and Br. Anthony Nguyen, OSB hold the cake commemorating the 25th anniversary of Br. Anthony to his monastic profession. A special celebration was held, August 21, at St. Peter’s Abbey in recognition of the anniversary. Family and friends of Br. Anthony attended a Mass and festive gathering and meal afterwards.