16 December 2022
On the morning of 12 December 2022, three residents of Collegio Sant’Anselmo were installed as acolytes. Acolyte installation is a preparatory rite, or minor order, leading to the priesthood. Installed, in descending order of monastic profession, were Pietro Bui, OSB; Kokila Fernando OSB; and Raban Heyer, OSB.
Pietro Bui is from the monastery of Christ the King in Tien Binh, Vietnam. He made his profession on 12 September 2002. Kokila Fernando, who made his profession on 18 July 2015, is from St. Sylvester’s Monastery, Montefano, in Ampitiya, Sri Lanka. Raban Heyer hails from Subiaco Abbey in Arkansas, U.S.A. He took first vows on 2 February 2016.
The community of Sant’Anselmo warmly sends our best wishes and prayers to these men on their journeys to serve the universal Church.