Jubilarians – Brothers Michael Foley (60 years), Charles Warthen and Peter Mahoney (70 years)

Approximately 40 Brothers, Associates, St. Xavier High School Mission Leader and faculty members, Merton Contemplative members, former Brothers and spouses, friends, and the Ryken House support staff members joined with General Superior Brother Daniel Skala, General Councilor Brother Brian Davis, and Leadership Team member Brother Paul Murray in honoring the Kentucky and Virginia Xaverian Jubilarians. The gathering was held at Buck’s Restaurant in Old Louisville for a festive delicious meal and celebration. As the group began, special appreciation and thanks were expressed for the Ryken House support staff members who stayed in service until the facility closed and Brothers moved into Treyton Oak Towers. They served the community with great love and care.

During dessert, Brother Daniel Skala spoke of the growth and wellness of the Congregation presently growing with postulants, novices, and fruitful ministries. He then publicly thanked Brothers around the world celebrating jubilees, final vow commitments, and temporary vow commitments. He expressed thanks and appreciation to local Jubilarians for living out the ‘Fundamental Principles’ in their lives and multifaceted ministries to and with “the peoples of the world in these times.”

The evening concluded with a rousing chorus of Now Thank We All Our God for Brothers Peter Mahoney and Charles Warthen – 70 Years; and Brother Michael Foley – 60 Years. The group also acknowledged the late Brother Richard Angarola who would have celebrated his 61st anniversary; they were not able to celebrate locally then due to the pandemic. 

Proficiat to one and all!

Click here to download the event’s program. 

Thomas Merton Contemplative Group Members
Associate Tom Malewitz and Brothers Rodney Sulzer and Ward O’Connell

St. X faculty members Jill Tucker, Cathy Reynolds, and Rosanna Vessels.

Brothers Daniel Skala, Brian Davis, Paul Murray, and Kenney Gorman

Brothers Louis Calmel and Michael Foley 

Brothers Charles Warthen, Brian Vetter, and Daniel Doherty enjoying conversation
Ryken House staff member Jan Long and husband Greg Long

Brother Peter Campbell and Ryken House Staff member Kelly Cherry.

Ryken House staff member Sherry Carr and husband Billy

Brother Daniel Conaghan and former Brother Martin O’Toole and his wife, Nancy O’Toole
Jennifer and Don Newland and Brother Peter Mahoney

Brother Charles Warthen and our staff nurse Nancy Zeman, RN

Brother Cornelius Hubbuch with Judy and Jack Cornell (aka Brother Fidelis, a classmate of Brothers Charles Warthen and Peter Mahoney)
70 Year Fraternal Friendship: Brothers Charles Warthen and Peter Mahoney with one-time classmate Jack Cornell (aka Brother Fidelis) – they met for the first time when entering the novitiate in Old Point Comfort in Virginia in 1951.

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