October 11, 2013

Former St. Philip Neri parishioner professes first vows with Augustinians

Augustinian Brother Bernard CissellAugustinian Brother Bernard Cissell, formerly a member of St. Philip Neri Parish in Indianapolis, professed first vows in the Augustinian order in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 11.

Brother Bernard initially had been discerning a vocation as a permanent deacon. He began discerning a religious life as a priest in 2009, and entered the Augustinian novitiate with the Midwest Augustinian Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel in Racine, Wis., in 2011.

Brother Bernard is currently studying for a master’s of divinity degree at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. In addition to his studies, Brother Bernard enjoys running. He participated in his ninth marathon in early 2013.

The Midwest Augustinian Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel is a religious order servicing parishes and schools in the Midwest from Tulsa to Detroit. The Midwest Augustinians also care for overseas missions in Peru.

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