Brother Denys begins year-long novitiate at St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster

Brother Denys (Robert Janiga), left, was invested as a Benedictine Novice on the Feast of St. Benedict, July 11, 2020, by Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB, of St. Peter's Abbey, Muenster. (Photo submitted)

By Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB, St. Peter’s Abbey

Robert Janiga from the Toronto area was invested as a novice for St. Peter’s Abbey on July 11.

He was given the name Brother Denys and will make a year long novitiate.

July 11 is the feast day of Saint Benedict, the patriarch of Western Europe, founder of the monastery of Monte Cassino, and author of the Rule of St. Benedict.