ReganPray Tell has received word that Abbot Patrick Regan, liturgist and professor at St. Joseph Seminary College and Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo, passed away last night at 8 pm.

Abbot Patrick was abbot of St. Joseph Abbey in Covington, LA, for nineteen years, a priest for fifty one, and a monk for fifty seven. After stepping down as abbot in 2001, he returned to writing and teaching.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Easter Greetings









Behold the wood of the cross
       on which hung the salvation of the world
(Abbot Patrick shared the picture and text above as a paschal greeting in 2016)


The arrangements announced in the obituary are as follows:

The monks of Saint Joseph Abbey will receive Abbot Patrick’s body before Vespers at 5:30 in the afternoon on Monday 13 February. A Funeral Vigil will be held at 7:15 that evening. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:15 in the morning on Tuesday 14 February.

You can read the full obituary here.

This post will be updated as information becomes available. 

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