On Saturday, December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Brs. Cassian Russell and Peter Damian Spera were ordained deacons by the auxiliary bishop of Atlanta, the Rt. Rev. Bernard Shlesinger.
On that same day our Trappist martyrs, along with 12 other religious who were killed in Algeria between 1993 and 1996, were beatified in Algeria. To remember them, the schola sang “Voici la nuit”, a hymn from the French Liturgy of the Hours.
In the photo, from left to right, are Br. Cassian, Dom Augustine, Bishop Shlesinger, Br. Peter Damian.