|Posted by Abbot Austin on July 5, 2015 at 8:40 AM|
Taking the name Elias and being clothed in the monastic habit, Mark Dicosola entered the novitiate on Sunday, July 4th, during Solemn Vespers on the solemnity of St. Procopius. Br. Elias has spent the last four and a half month as a postulant at the abbey, taking classes and doing various assignments. During the novitiate he will also take classes and have various assignments, but it will be a more intense and focused time to learn the monastic practices, spirituality, and history of St. Procopius Abbey. Please keep Br. Elias in your prayers.