Advent Wreath 2014

Br. Anthony, Br. Benedict and Danny, an abbey aspirant, prepare the Advent
wreath in the abbey dining room on Nov. 29. The wreath's candles are lit at
each meal during Advent.


New Oblates November 8 2014

NEW OBLATES — Abbot Peter welcomes eight new Oblates of St. Peter’s Abbey. From left, Jenna Hill, Marie Rath, Kathryn Duffley, Pat Lyster, Lawrence Hill, Emily Hill, Barbara Saretsky and Jacqueline Saretsky. The Oblates made their First Oblation on November 8.


New Oblates Nov. 9 2014

New Oblates Nov. 9 2014

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.