Remembrance of Deceased Confreres

St. Peter’s Abbey: Between All Souls Day and the first Friday after (a day
of prayer for deceased monks of the abbey), St. Peter’s places the pictures
of their deceased monks in the abbey church. Br. Anthony (left) explains
the custorm to Br. Benedict, a junior monk. November is the traditional
month to pray for the deceased.



In Memoriam – Peter Froess

Froess, Peter


July 12, 1922 – October 12, 2014

Peter Froess was born on July 12, 1922 at home on the family farm near Conception Church in the Carmel district.  After completing his education at Cranish Lake Rural School, Peter stayed home to help out on the family farm and also worked at several other farms in the Carmel area.

Later Peter farmed the family farm with his brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Marian, for many years. He worked for a time at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Humboldt, at a nickel mine in Sudbury, Ontario, and at Wappel Construction in Saskatoon and Regina.  Pete’s first love was always farming. 

When he retired from farming, Pete moved to Humboldt.  His love for the land didn’t allow him to stay away from farming for long and soon he was helping out at St. Peter’s Abbey farm as a faithful and dedicated volunteer. He was well known to abbey guests as a kind and gentle character.

Peter had a great sense of humour and loved visiting and joking with people.  Telling long stories, smoking cigars, and playing Santa Claus were among his favorite pastimes.

After living in Humboldt for close to 20 years, he moved to Muenster.  He was only there a short time when his health began to fail.  Late last year, he moved to Bethany Pioneer Village in Middle Lake where he lived until his passing on Oct. 12.


Death Notice: Peter Froess (1922-2014)

Middle Lake, SK — Peter Froess (92), a long time friend, worker and Oblate of Saint Peter’s Abbey has recently passed on to his eternal reward.  May he rest in peace.

Peter Froess died on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 11:00 a.m in Bethany Home in Middle Lake. He was at the abbey a couple years ago to join in a Christmas party for staff. He often did volunteer work around the abbey after his retirement from his farm some years ago.


Prayer Vigils: 7:30pm, Friday, October 17 at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, SK.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00am, Saturday, October 18, at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, Humboldt, SK.  Presiding: Abbot Peter Novecosky, O.S.B.

Peter Froess and Terri Zacharias, Oblates of Saint Benedict.

The late Peter Froess and Terri Zacharias, Oblates of Saint Benedict at an Oblate Day talk.


Thanksgiving 2014


Brs. Stephen Predy and Benedict van Ginkel, O.S.B. along with a vocation discerner, Daniel Batushin, stand beside the display they made for Thanksgiving weekend. The banners are a gift from the Ursulines of Bruno community.



Students, family members, and Sr. Maybelle dela Cruz, M.A.C.E., of St. Augustine’s Parish, Humboldt, SK, joined the community in celebrating Thanksgiving this year.