Novice joins community Posted on July 12, 2020 by Br. Denys Robert Janiga, from the Toronto area, was invested as a novice with St. Peter’s Abbey on July 11. He was given the name Br. Denys and will make a year long novitiate. July 11 is the feast day of Saint Benedict, the patriarch of Western Europe. Br. Denys Janiga Posted in News.