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Sr Gabrielle and the Community welcomed with great joy the newly appointed Fr. Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic life with the rank of Archbishop, titular see of Obba. Fr. Tobin was joined by Fr. Michael Kelleher, C.Ss.R., Provincial of the Irish Province.
On August 2, 2010 the Holy Father appointed Fr. Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R., Superior General Emeritus, a member of the Province of Denver, as Secretary for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic life with the rank of Archbishop.
Archbishop-elect Tobin’s episcopal ordination.
A date and place has been announced for the episcopal ordination of our Superior General Emeritus, Archbishop-elect Joseph W. Tobin.
It will take place in Rome, on Saturday, October 9th at 16:00 hours in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the altar of Peter’s cathedra(site of the alabaster window portraying the Holy Spirit), which is also where the statue of St. Alphonsus, Doctor of the Church, overlooks the nave.
Principal consecrator will be Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State. Three others will be consecrated bishops along with Archbishop-elect Tobin.
Sr. Gabrielle and the Community at St. Alphonsus Monastery were only delighted to have Fr. Andrzej Wodka, C.Ss.R., a Polish Redemptorist along with Fr. George Wadding,C.Ss.R. Marianella, drop in for a visit. Fr. Andrzej has spent time at the
- Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (1985-1989), Italy
- Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1986), Israel
- Pontifical Gregorian University (1992-1997), Italy