Ampleforth Abbey

13 December 2017

Clothing of a new novice

On Wednesday 22nd February, Fr Seán O'Brien was clothed in the monastic habit, receiving the monastic name of Fr Patrick.

Fr Patrick, 34, is from Manchester and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Salford in 2010. In January, he arrived at the Abbey to begin his postulancy. After this period of reflection and getting to know the Community better, he asked to be admitted to the novitiate. He will now spend a year under the care of the Novice Master learning about the monastic tradition, growing into the monastic life and continuing to discern what the Lord is asking of him.

Please join us in praying for Fr Patrick and praying that God will continue to bless our community with new vocations.