Brother Benedict is made a Lector
Along the path to the Sacrament of Holy Orders, two Ministries are conferred, the first of which is that of Lector. This gives a man the special task of meditating upon the Word of God, of proclaiming it in the Sacred Liturgy, and of teaching and catechizing others.
Br Benedict was made a lector on Saturday, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Please pray for him as he continues his priestly studies.
The new lector receives a blessing, before being presented with a Bible as a symbol of his new office:
Do note that the sling around Br Benedict's neck is not a sign of his lectoral dignity, but because he has broken his arm. We pray for a swift recovery.