Habits Conferred

His Grace, Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, conferred the Community’s new habits at a ceremony earlier this afternoon at Old St. Mary’s Parish in Cincinnati. It consisted of prayers, litanies, chants, and the actual blessing and conferral of the habit. The ritual concluded with the consecration of Chalices and Patens for several of the transitional deacons, from both the Archdiocese and the Community, scheduled for Priestly Ordination on May 19th. A light reception followed the Ceremony. We thank His Grace for making the time to come to Old St. Mary’s for this special occasion. We are also grateful to all of the priests and seminarians who were able to join us on this special day, including Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West (Cincinnati, Ohio) Rector, Very Rev. Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh. Finally, we are very grateful for all of the prayers and support that everyone has shown to us, and we thank all who were able to come out this afternoon. Without the prayers and support of everyone, this would not have been possible. Here are a few pictures from this afternoon, more pictures to come in the following days.