Benedictines: September 2011 Archives

Daniel M. Buechlein.jpgThe Most Reverend Daniel Mark Buechlein, 73, has had his request for an early retirement from the Office of Archbishop of Indianapolis accepted by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI due increasing concerns of health. In recent months has been dealing with the effects of a mild stroke complicated by other issues like cancer.

The Archbishop has served the Archdiocese of of Indianapolis as the 5th Diocesan Ordinary since 1992. In 2003, the Pope appointed the Archbishop a consultor to the Congregation of Clergy.

Archbishop Daniel will return to the Archabbey of St. Meinrad, the Benedictine abbey of his profession of vows and the place where he served prior to becoming Bishop of Memphis in 1987.

Saint Benedict and Saint Maurus, pray for Archbishop Daniel, and for us.
In June Dale Kuehne wrote a blog post "Change that believes in me" that speaks to the journey of taking a teaching position at Saint Anslem College (Manchester, NH) which is run by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey there. He doesn't say it this way, but I do believe he points to something deeper than mere colleagueship: friendship. Perhaps all of us need to think more deeply what our friendships mean and how seriously we engage in them. I recommend this Dale Kuehne's post....
Sister Theresa, right, and Sister Ruth at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Gertrud in Alexanderdorf.jpg
For the forthcoming Masses in Germany celebrated by the Pope, Benedictine nuns, Sr Therese and Sr Ruth of Saint Gertrude Abbey are among those who are baking altar breads for the Sacrifice of the Mass.
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Happy to say that monks from St Bernard's Abbey of Cullman, AL, were interviewed on EWTN's Life on the Rock. The show aired on September 8, 2011.

The monks gave a great witness to the Benedictine monastic the show.
Monastery chapel, Fr Vincent Tobin OSB at Mass.jpgThe Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated at the Monastery of the Glorious Cross,
Branford, CT, by Father Vincent Tobin, OSB, monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

"Let, then, your work be as it were a honeycomb," St Ambrose said.

That is what Mass, sweetness that comes from the honeycomb.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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