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Investiture of Oblate dom. Colin

posted Aug 25, 2012, 6:36 PM by Noah Moerbeek
July 7 was a grace-filled day.  It consisted of the installation of the first Oblate of the North American Preceptory, Oblate dom. Colin Pasqualetto of Temecula CA. at Christ in the Desert Monastery in Abiquiu, NM.  Our Abbot Protector, His Grace Abbot Philip OSB, Abbot of Christ in the Desert Monastery assisted in the installation ceremony.  His Grace afterwards stated, "it always gives me such pleasure to see men willing to commit themselves to a deeper union with Jesus Christ and to see the Militia grow." 
Oblate Colin is working on a master's degree in Philosophy and has well refined Catholic Apologetic knowledge and skills.  He will bring these skills along with his prayers to bear with the Militia.  His presence among us is a blessing to all of us.  May we all thank our Lord Jesus Christ for His continued blessing upon our Preceptory.  May we each take stock of the natural and spiritual gifts our Lord has given each of us and how we too may use these gifts in support of the Preceptory.  Once again, a thank you from the depths of the heart to our dear Abbot Philip and all the brothers at Christ in the Desert for their warm Benedictine welcome to all of us and for their support of this installation. 
Welcome aboard dom. Colin!  Blessings to you and your dear family.
In Domino
dom. Stephen Geiger CPMO