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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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Saint Martin's Abbey
Interested in going on retreat with the fathers of monasticism? Next weekend we're offering a retreat for young men to rejuvenate their spiritual life and discern God's will for the future. Space is limited, so RSVP fast!
Saint Martin's Abbey
Saint Martin's Abbey
The love of learning is a trademark of a Benedictine vocation. This week, Fr. Peter begins his summer program at Mount Angel Seminary for the Doctor of Ministry degree (DMin), which will take several years of distance and summer study. Bless you in your studies this summer, Fr. Peter, and we'll see you again in the Fall!
Saint Martin's Abbey
Saint Martin's Abbey
Father Kilian is back!

Ever grateful for your prayers, Fr. Kilian returned home last Thursday and will continue his physical therapy here in community. If you see him on campus, say hello!

Pictured below is Fr. Kilian making jokes about Abbot Neal, just a few minutes ago.