Sunday Masses during the Novena are at 11:00 AM, doors open 9:00 AM. Mon-Sat Mass is at 7:15 PM. Chapel will be open from 8-5:00, reopens at 6:45. NO 7:15 AM Mass during the Novena.
Corpus Christi Novena of Masses ~ May 26-June 3
Introducing Our Corpus Christ Preacher ~ Brother Joachim Morgan, O.S.B.
Brother Joachim Morgan, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey is the son of Charles and Laura Morgan of Waterford, Michigan. Although baptized as an infant, he had not received the other sacraments so during his freshman year at Central Michigan University he entered the RCIA program. He joined “Corpus Christi”, a group of other college age Catholics who gathered for Bible study and the rosary. He enjoyed going to daily Mass, reading the Bible and reading about the saints. A seed was planted and with his deepening prayer life he began to discern a vocation to the priesthood.
Brother Joachim’s spiritual director helped him grow in his relationship with God and advised him not to rush his discernment. Thankfully, at the end of his freshman year his spiritual director took a group of young men to different religious orders: Benedictines, Jesuits, and Dominicans. The Benedictines grabbed his attention with their hospitality and love of Scripture. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in French in December 2009, he entered St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in January 2010 as a postulant.
Brother Joachim made simple profession of religious vows in 2011 and became solemnly professed on July 11, 2014. He was ordained to the diaconate on May 27, 2017 by the Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. He will be ordained to the priesthood on May 19, 2018.