Thursday, April 28, 2011

Benediction of New Abbot of Heiligenkreuz

In February, the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz in Austria, which we have often covered here on the NLM elected a new abbot, cf. our report here. This Easter Monday, the new abbot, Rt. Rev. Maximilian Heim, received his abbatial benediction from the Abbot General of the Cistercian Order, the Rt. Rev. Dom Mauro Lepori, during a Pontifical Mass celebrated by the ordinary of the diocese, Card. Christoph von Schönborn. Here are some photographs and a video of the ceremony:

(Photos by via Heiligenkreuz.)

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