The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated here at Saint Benedict Center with a beautiful Missa Cantata and the reception of Michael Duffy as a postulant Brother!

Michael, the identical twin of Brother Christopher Isaac and brother to Sister Mary Imelda, asked during the ceremony for “the mercy of God and the companionship of the community” before he received the black suit of a postulant.

This six month period is a prelude to the Noviciate, offering a time of serious discernment while living the life of a Slave of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in community.

Please pray for Michael as he begins his journey in religious life and for perseverance! “The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2)