Having recently spent three months within the community as an “observer,” Brother Theodore Berezuk (formerly Todd) has returned as a postulant to begin his initial period of formation. He joins Brothers Mark, John, and Richard in their continuing process of discernment and seeking the will of God for their lives. It has been a long time since we have had four in the novitiate and we thank God for their fervent and committed presence among us. This initial period of postulancy lasts a year, after which, God willing, Brother Theodore will receive the habit and begin his two-year novitiate leading up to his profession of first vows. May Saint Theodore intercede for our new brother and all at Holy Cross Abbey.