Wednesday, January 26, 2011
A few days before I made solemn vows (Thursday, to be precise), our Novice Michael professed his temporary vows of three years. He has been assigned the religious name of Brother Elijah. He is the youngest member of our community at age 22. Originally from Louisville, he grew up in California and earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Azusa Pacific University in 2009 before coming to the monastery.
Congratulations Brother Elijah, and may God bless your continued disernment and monastic formation in peace!