2017 Simple Vows and Renewal of Vows
Two men who have spent a year as novices will make their first profession of monastic vows, or simple vows, at Saint Vincent Archabbey on July 10.
Brother Robert (Sean) Austin, O.S.B., of Hagerstown, Maryland, is a 2011 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in theology in 2013 from Mount St. Mary’s University. He has been active in Knights of Columbus and is a past grand knight.
Brother Placid Douglas Sellers, O.S.B., of Penn Hills, graduated from Penn Hills Senior High School in 1975 and from Edinboro University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in communication graphics in 1979. His past work experience has been in photography, video production and graphic design.