Category Archives: Bahamas

Flying Priests and African Deacons

Mel, the prior, an Irishman, took us to the casino to gamble last night. En route he talked re: the missionary activities of the monks. Each weekend 4 or 5 of them fly to the outlying islands of Exuma, Eleuthera, … Continue reading

A Bahamas Chronology (Winter, 1991)

The following selective chronology of key dates in the 100-year history of Saint John’s Benedictines in the Bahamas has been gathered from Upon These Rocks by Father Colman Barry [Collegeville: Saint Johns Abbey Press, 1973] and articles by Fathers Elias … Continue reading

Abbey Re-affiliates Bahamas Monastery

One year shy of 100 years of involvement in the Bahama missions and 23 years after Saint Augustine’s Monastery there became independent, the abbey chapter voted to retum the Bahamas community to the status of monastic dependence on the community … Continue reading

Abbey to Continue Presence in the Bahamas

The Benedictine presence in the Bahama Islands engrossed the mo- nastic community once again during the annual week of retreat and renewal, 31 May to 5 June. With the close of this calendar year the apostolic administratorship of Abbot Jerome … Continue reading

Bahamian Burial Society: ‘lmportant Feature’

Every two months from one of the out islands of the Bahamas comes a letter from Fr. Richard Eckroth, the collection of which will eventually form a significant body of information for the island historian. In mid October the letter … Continue reading