Two Deacons Ordained at Holy Spirit Abbey

Brothers Cassian Russell and Peter Damian Spera were ordained to the Order of Deacon in the Abbey Church at Holy Spirit in Conyers GA. on Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, by Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger III.

Cassian is the sub-prior, helping Abbot Augustine Myslinski. He also serves as master of novices and works with the Cistercian Lay Associates at the monastery.

Peter presently serves the community as a cook, helps in the Abbey Store and has previously helped the sick in the infirmary. He also is in the Monastic Schola and is busy as Conyers is changing all of their music to the chants used by the monks at Gethsemani. They also both serve as well on various committees at the monastery.