October 26, 2018 3:50 pm

October 25, 2018: Dom Thomas Keating was born in 1923 in New York (USA). He entered Our Lady of the Valley in 1944, made his solemn profession in 1949 and was ordained a priest that same year. After the fire that destroyed that monastery in 1950 he transferred with the community to its new home at Spencer. He was appointed Superior of the new foundation at Snowmass in 1958. He served as Abbot of Spencer from 1961 to 1981. He transferred his stability to Snowmass in 1985. He returned to Spencer as an infirmary resident in April 2018 where he died in late October 2018. Dom Thomas was 95 years old, had been in monastic vows for 72 years and 69 years a priest when the Lord called him.