November 14, 2019 8:01 am

Dom Celsus Kelly, Abbot of O. L. of Bethlehem (Diocese of Down and Conner, N. Ireland) since 1977, having reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST. 40.A of the Constitutions, presented his resignation to the General Chapter, Assisi 2017. The General Chapter asked him to complete his term.

On November 8, 2019, Dom Richard Purcell, Abbot of Mt. Melleray and the Father Immediate, with the consent of Abbot General, appointed Dom Celsus as Superior ad nutum of the Community.