26 February, 2017 - Br. William celebrates his Golden Jubilee




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Br. William Leone entered Gethsemani on the 17th of August, 1964. He made his first profession on this very day, which also happened to be a Sunday, in 1967. He made his solemn profession on the 1st of November 1970.

Join us in congratulating Br. William on his Golden Jubilee, 50 years of faithful service to God and to this community.


Br. William is an example to us all of peaceful perseverance, patience and quiet faithfulness to the monastic life. He would probably blanch at this, but some of us consider him one of the living saints of the community.

At the mass this morning, Br. William renewed his monastic vows. As a testament to his 50 years of service and stability, the abbot presented Br. William with a staff, pictured right.


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