Fr. Cosmas retires ministry, Fr. Abbot appoints two monks at the Towers

Mount Angel Abbey - After many years of generous pastoral ministry - most recently

at the Towers - Father Cosmas White, OSB will now retire from his ministry. Though

his spirit remains willing, the condition of his legs has made it very difficult for him

to get around. Fr. Abbot Gregory thanked Fr. Cosmas for all the service he rendered

to the Church so very generously and for such a long time!

For the continuation of service to the people at the Towers, Fr. Abbot appointed two

priest monks - Fr. Martin and Fr. Jacob. While Fr. Martin's plate is already full serving

as the Abbey Procurator, the Abbot appreciated his willingness to offer mass at the

Towers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On the other hand, Fr. Jacob's primary

work in the seminary will require him to be present for Mass with the seminary

community on those days, but with Fr. Betschart's approval he will generously offer

Mass at the Towers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and may also

provide some time for other pastoral visiting there, as time and as his seminary

duties permit.

Let's pray for our brothers on their new assignment and may the people at the Towers

be blessed with the new assigned monks priests.