Friday, July 20, 2018

Diaconate Celebration

This video is a few clips from the ordination of Deacon Charles and Deacon Richard, Glenmary's two newest transitional deacons

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Diaconate Ordination

Glenmary seminarians, Charles Aketch and Richard Toboso were ordained deacons by Archbishop Okoth from the Archdiocese if Kisumu in Kenya.  Both Charles and Richard are originally from western, Kenya.Many Glenmarians were blessed to be able to attend the ordination, including our Glenmary president, Fr. Chet Artysiewicz who is pictured below with Archbishop Okoth and the two new deacons.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Of My Own Free Choice...

Novices Matthew Solarz and Josiah Kimani profess the Glenmary Oath for the first time!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Three Simple Discernment Actions

In recent conversations with the men visiting Glenmary, I have been asked, "How will I know if I am called to be a priest or a brother?" The best answer is of course to pray about it. A Glenmary priest used to say, "We've tried everything else, we might as well pray." 
We Americans like books with the words "do-it-yourself" in the title. Oftentimes when we encounter a difficulty in life we try to plug away and get through it by ourselves. It is only as a last resort that we finally turn to God. 
Our discernment journey, a journey we definitely cannot make alone. In order to make a good discernment we need assistance from God and others. Click here to read about three tips to help us find the right road on our spiritual journey: a map, a copilot and a weekend get-away.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

First Oath

Prayers and Congratulations to Josiah Kimani and Matthew Solarz who professed their Glenmary Oath for the first time. Two new Glenmary members. Josiah is studying for brotherhood and Matthew is preparing for priesthood.  The missions are waiting for more men like these two to serve in Mission-Land USA

Friday, June 1, 2018

Glenmary Book of Prayer

I am grateful to be able to share copies of The Glenmary Book of Prayer and to invite readers to pray with us. Our book of prayer is not new, but is an update to a previous edition. Glenmary’s Book of Prayer was originally published in 1946 and has been updated over the years. This edition includes more prayers written by Glenmary priests, brothers, sisters, as well as prayers that are closely associated with our mission ministry.

Fr. Bishop, Glenmary’s founder, wrote in his diary, “A prayer is not a creation of the mind but of the heart.” The prayers in this book are from the heart of Glenmary. If you would like to receive a copy, let us know on the "contact us" page on our Glenmary website (

Monday, May 28, 2018

Glenmary Final Oath

Charles Aketch and Richard Toboso professed their Final Oath as Glenmary Members on Friday, May 25, 2018. Next will be their Diaconate Ordination which will take place on July 5, 2018. More photos from the Oath Ceremony can be seen on the Glenmary website.