Friday, July 30, 2010

Solemn profession

Thought I would post some photos from the solemn profession of Br. Mauritius a few weeks back. They were taken by Franz Kälin, a professional photographer in Einsiedeln. They also provide a glimpse of the abbey church and Abbot Martin, who studied at Saint Meinrad. If you look closely, you will see a couple members of the Swiss Guard (the Pope didn't need them that day). Br. Mauritius is a former member of the Swiss Guard, and invited them to the ceremony. It was a good day, and I was glad to be there. However, I told Br. Mauritius that there was only one thing wrong with the ceremony. You see, we have this tradition at Saint Meinrad Archabbey (an Einsiedeln tradition!) of getting a corona or tonsure for solemn vows, and his was missing. He doesn't seem too concerned, though. Everything is still valid, I guess ... :)

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