Friday, January 13, 2006

Retired abbot from archdiocese marks 75 years in religious life

The Diocese of San Diego's newspaper, The Southern Cross, recently published an article featuring Benedictine Abbot Claude Ehringer. The retired abbot of Prince of Peace Abbey in San Diego, who is 97, recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of his profession of religious vows.

He was born in Jeffersonville in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and began his religious life at the then Saint Meinrad Abbey in 1930 (Saint Meinrad has since been elevated to an archabbey). Prince of Peace Abbey was founded by Saint Meinrad in 1958.

When the monks of Saint Meinrad dedicated their Archabbey Church in 1997, Abbot Claude participated in the liturgy by placing the Blessed Sacrament in the church's tabernacle for the first time.

Read the article.

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