Great news from Minnesota!
I’m delighted to announce that Stephen Aethelwold Hilgendorf, Obl.S.B., and his family plan to be received into full communion in the Catholic Church, via the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, on 17 September. Also being received that day will be Peter Vanderwaal, who has served as our organist for St. Benet Biscop Chapter liturgies celebrated here at St. John’s Abbey.
The reception into full communion will take place at Holy Family Church in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, the parish at which the Mission of St. Bede the Venerable meets. This will be the day after Bishop Lopes celebrates the liturgy and oblations with us, here at St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. So he will be able to be present at Holy Family the next day to receive Peter and the Hilgendorfs.
Stephen was, until a couple of weeks ago, the rector of Saint Dunstan’s Anglican Church in Saint…
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