August 20, 2023 – Br. Alberic renewed his vows today to continue his Juniorate for a second year. He does this as the community celebrates the feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux.

Br. Alberic has completed his first year as a Junior Professed here at Gethsemani. When he entered the Juniorate, he took the vows of obedience, stability, and conversion of manner which are binding for one year. At the end of that year, he requested that he be permitted to renew these vows for another year. After feedback from the community, the abbey council approved his request.

Br. Alberic took one week of private retreat out at the hermitage before officially signing the renewal of his vows in the abbot’s office in the presence of the abbot and two witnesses.