March 31, 2015

Leadership Change Coming to the Monastery

Of his own free initiative, Abbot Charles Wright, O.S.B., has chosen for reasons of age to step down this coming July 8, his eightieth birthday, from the office of abbot (“father,” the superior) of Prince of Peace Abbey, the Benedictine monastery in Oceanside, California.  Last year saw the fiftieth anniversary of his profession of vows as a monk of the monastery and the twentieth anniversary of his election as its abbot.  The monks of Prince of Peace Abbey will hold their election of a new abbot on August 11 of this year.  According to the monastery’s constitution, its abbot remains in office as long as he may personally choose, including for life.