Prior of St. Augustine’s Monastery in Nassau, Bahamas, since 1997, Father Daniel Ward has accepted new tasks as Associate Director of the Legal Resource Center for Religious in Silver Spring, Maryland. He took this office on 6 December.
The center is sponsored by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, the Leadership Council of Women Religious, and the National Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes.
Father Daniel’s new duties will include handling of tax issues concerning religious communities in the US, publishing a newsletter on legal issues affecting religious communities and planning annual seminars for religious superiors and their attorneys.
Among his credits while prior of St. Augustine’s, Father Daniel saw the completion of remodeling of the monastic dining room, summer chapel and private monastic rooms; revitalization of the spiritual life program for Benedictine Oblates of the Bahamas with monthly meetings, Bible study classes and retreats at the monastery; establishment of employee policies for administrators, faculty and staff of St. Augustine’s College; the beginning of computerization of the monastery and the school.
Replacing him as prior is a former prior of the monastery, Father Mel Taylor, who has been doing missionary work in the out-islands for several years.
(Saint John’s Abbey Quarterly – Fall, 1999)