Abbey Updates

The Monastic Community of Saint Martin’s Abbey announces the abbatial blessing of

From Abbot Marion’s Holy Card

The Monastic Community of Saint Martin’s Abbey Joyfully announces the abbatial blessing of ABBOT MARION QUI-THAC NGUYEN, O.S.B. as ninth abbot of Saint Martin’s Abbey.

Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne, D.D., S.T.L.
Archbishop of Seattle presiding
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Feast of the Assumption
2:00 p.m.
Saint Martin’s Abbey Church
Lacey, Washington

You are cordially invited to join us virtually via the streaming of the blessing at Log into Facebook before 2:00 p.m. and go to Saint Martin’s Abbey’s Facebook page to join the live streaming of the blessing.

Post pandemic, a formal welcome and reception will be announced via the Abbey website.

Abbatial Election of Abbot Marion

Abbot Marion, the ninth abbot of Saint Martin’s Abbey

Monday, July 6, 2020

It is with great joy that the monks of Saint Martin’s Abbey announce the election of our ninth abbot, Abbot Marion Qui-Thac Nguyen. Abbot Marion was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle in 2004 before joining Saint Martin’s Abbey, making his first profession of monastic vows on August 15th, 2013. Please join us in giving thanks to the Holy Spirit for guiding our community in the process of finding this most worthy successor to Abbot Neal Roth and let us also give thanks for his many years of service as we begin a new chapter for Saint Martin’s Abbey.

Thank you and God bless,

Br. Nicolaus Wilson O.S.B., Prior, Saint Martin’s Abbey.

Saint Martin's Abbey Coat of Arms
Saint Martin’s Abbey Coat of Arms

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The Benedictine Abbey of Saint Martin's, founded in Lacey, Washington in 1895 as a monastery of the American Cassinese Congregation, is a community of Roman Catholic men dedicated to providing Christian witness in the Pacific Northwest through its monastic life of prayer and work, education and service to the Church. Saint Martin's Abbey fulfills its mission through liturgical prayer and worship, through its support of Saint Martin's University and through its pastoral service to the local Church.
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