ABBOT BARNABAS Senecal, O.S.B.
(above) with the candidates at the
practice session before the Ceremony
of Entry. The three candidates
completed four months of postulancy,
living in a distinct area of the abbey.
JEFFREY TURNER (left) was a graduate
of a high school seminary and
Benedictine College in 1983. He was
a candidate for membership in the
community after college but entered
the work force instead and became a
senior vice president with Mastercard
before petitioning the abbey for
Cameron McMillan (center) comes
originally from the small community of
Home, Kansas and is a recent graduate
of the abbey’s Benedictine College.
Branson Stephens (right) has a Ph.D.
in astrophysics and became a Roman
Catholic through the R.C.I.A. process
while completing a postdoctoral
fellowship at Princeton University.
FATHER JEREMY HEPPLER, O.S.B. (back
to camera, middle photo), master of
ceremonies for the rite, rehearses with
the candidates in the abbey church.