Abbatial Election of Abbot Marion
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.
St. Martin’s Abbey Statement on Covid-19 Reopening Plans
As the world continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic, local institutions are beginning the process of reopening to the public. The monks of Saint Martin’s Abbey have also begun to examine the reopening our liturgies and guesthouse to the public. After carefully examining the situation, the monastic community has determined that is better for us to remain closed for the near future. Given the difficulties involved in reopening and the many older and vulnerable members of the community it was decided that prudence was the best course. We will wait until Thurston county enters “Stage 4” of the governments recommended reopening plan and revisit the question then. We have heard from many of our friends that they look forward to the day when they can come to the Abbey again and we monks long for that day too. Until that day, know that we are praying for you all.
-Br. Nicolaus Wilson O.S.B. Prior Saint Martin’s Abbey.
Please join us in prayer for those affected with the virus and those who treat them.