April 24, 2008

Today, twenty-five years ago

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

I, Brother Stephanos Pedrano of San Diego, California, in the diocese of San Diego, promise... Stability, Fidelity to Monastic Life, and Obedience according to the Holy Rule of our Most Holy Father Benedict and the statutes of the Swiss-American Federation. I promise this before God and his saints whose relics are here, and in the presence of the Right Reverend Claude Ehringer, abbot of this monastery, and of its monks.

In witness whereof I have drawn up this document with my own hand, and signed it here in Oceanside, California, at Prince of Peace Abbey, in the year of our Lord nineteen-hundred and eighty-three, on Sunday, the twenty-fourth day of April.

[Signature]: Brother Stephanos Pedrano, O.S.B.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! :)

Father, I sincerely thank you for your service to the church. I have read much of what you have written, and alway find it inspirational.

-Cal Brian

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless you richly on your Jubilee!

California Girl

11:58 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

Happy Anniversary Father S.!

BTW, It just so happens to be the anniversary of St. Augustine's conversion too (according to a blog post I read).

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God has blessed us with your vocation.

- Bob Farrell

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Father Stephanos. In a time when society is trying to stamp out belief in anything more substantial than the newsest cell phone, or the newset "this or that", your dedication to God and His Church through the contemplative life is a shining light in a fractured world.

May God continue to bless you and your community.


1:09 PM  
Anonymous Michael Fudge said...

Congratulations on the 25th anniversary of your vows. Your vocation has truly been a gift to us all.

I look forward to your next 25 years.

7:06 PM  

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