Br Reginald Udouj, OSB, and Br. Cassian Elkins, OSB, were ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Anthony Taylor of the Diocese of Little Rock at the 10:00 a.m., Mass on December 30, 2016, in the Abbey Church.
Br.Reginald will complete his 3rd year of theology at St. John Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota, in May 2017. He attended Christ the King Catholic School in Ft. Smith, Subiaco Academy (class of 1979) and High Point University in North Carolina before making profession as a monk of Subiaco Abbey in September 2012. Br. Reginald will complete his theology studies and be ordained to the priesthood in the spring of 2018.
In May 2017 Br. Cassian will complete his 3rd year of theology at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana. He attended Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic School in Church Point, LA, as well as Our Lady of the Lake University for his undergraduate degrees in philosophy and theology. He did graduate work in philosophy at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, before making profession as a monk of Subiaco Abbey in 2012. Br. Cassian will complete his theological studies and be ordained to the priesthood in the spring of 2018.