20 November, 2019 - Br. Godric receives the habit



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Br. Godric kneels before the abbot.

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Fr. Elias gives Br. Godric the novice habit.

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The Abbey of Gethsemani joyfully received postulant Danny Hathorn into the novitiate on Nov. 17.  During the Chapter talk, he received the novice habit and a new name - Br. Godric.

Asked by Fr. Elias, "What do you seek?" he replied, "The mercy of God and the Order."


After a brief exhortation based on a reading from the Rule of St. Benedict, the abbot gave Br. Godric the white robe, scapular and cincture of the novice.

After the ceremony, the community lined up to give him their warm congratulations and well-wishes.

As a novice, Br. Godric will receive some new duties and further integrate into the community.

Please pray for Br. Godric and all our monks in formation.


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The community gives Br. Godric a warm welcome.

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Br. Godric poses with Postulant Fr. Jean De Dieu and Novice Master Fr. Lawrence.

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