News from a reader about Clear Creek:
This Sunday two of the young monks at Clear Creek will make their solemn profession in the presence of the Abbot of Fontgombault during the conventual Mass. They are Brother Jose Lagos from Saint Louis and Brother Gabriel from Brownsville, Texas.
One of the monks told me that Father Abbot recently asked for, and received permission, from the Holy See for Fontgombault & its daughter-houses to revert to the old ritual for ceremonies such as religious professions. This is apparently the first time a profession has taken place in the Fontgombault family since this permission was given. So this will be the first time in 40-some years that this ceremony has been used.