Initial Profession Sean Glenn
We invite your prayers for our Brother, Sean Robert Glenn, who will make his Initial Profession of Vows in the Society of Saint John the Evangelist on Saturday, 19 September at 11:00am (EDT).
We hope that you’ll be able to join us online for the service, which will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. (You do not need a Facebook account to tune in. At 11:00am (EDT) on Saturday, simply navigate to the page and click on the “Videos” tab.)
We’re delighted to share with you in this significant milestone in Sean’s vocation and in our community life. Should you feel moved to offer a prayer, a blessing, or a note of gratitude for Sean’s vocation & ministry, we warmly invite you to add a message in the comments below.
Join us Saturday, 19 September at 11:00am (EDT):
A wonderful ceremony to remember; a gift of brotherhood with an especially reverent group of men that have truly found a home in Jesus and the Holy Father. Good hopes and prayers go to you, Sean; and may you deepen your faith and knowledge in the years ahead.
Sean, Bless you on this next step of your life’s journey. And thank you for inviting us to witness your initial vows. Your choosing of the Samaritan women, and Brother James homily in how it related to you were enriching, lovely, and heartening. Your being, presence, and your love of Christ is a blessing to the world. With gratitude and Blessings, mike
Br. Sean, I am so overjoyed for you, and for the Society. God bless you, dear Br. Sean! Thank you for your ongoing service, prayers for you as you continue to grow in the circle of community, and love to you as you continue to enrich so many through your work and example. I’m grateful for you, Br. Sean!
Good for you, Sean. You’re on your way. God bless.
Blessings on you, dear Brother. May you continue to abound in joy and be ever growing in wisdom. And may the peace of God that surpasses all understand keep your mind and heart from this day forth and for ever more. Martha H.
Sean, congratulations on reaching this milestone in your Christian life, vocation, and ministry! May God’s grace given you today precede, carry, and follow you through the rest of your life as God continues to bless, guide, and protect you. You did not choose God, God chose you to carry out your unique work to God’s glory and for the common good. Blessings.
Dear Sean, my brother and our brother,
My prayers are with you as you prepare to make these vows. Thank you for the witness of your commitment and for choosing and being chosen to walk this monastic path. To God be the glory!
At this time of Profession, may the wonder, belonging and peace of God’s presence fall upon you like a soft gentle rain, blessing you and your calling.
We who depend on the daily readings to get us started on our day, are blessed that you are moving forward with your vocation. Thank you (as the saying goes these days) for your service!
I remember so fondly being invited to lunch and sitting across the table from you the very first day you started your life as a brother! What a joy it was to talk about Dvorak and Protecting Veil, then and other days since. I have so enjoyed your presence and music ministry, and will be watching on saturday morning!
Dear Sean, It has been a joy to witness you along this journey. My prayers are with you as you prepare for this sacred and liminal time. May God’s grace sustain you in the years ahead, and use your gifts to bless the world.
Blessinhs to you Br Sean. I will be watching from Washington State. I have always been proud of you!
We are keeping you close in thought and prayer. You make this world a better place.
With much love
Rita and Mike Budwey
Manifold blessings, with gratitude from all of us in the Diocese of Massachusetts. The gift we receive from the ministry of the Brothers in our midst will now be further magnified by the addition of Br. Sean.
+Bishop Alan Gates
Dear Br. Sean, I and all of us here at Holy Cross Monastery will be holding you in prayer this Saturday as you make your First Profession. May it lead to greater and greater fullness of life. As you must know by now, it can be a bumpy ride, but oh, so wonderful and exciting as well. Godspeed on the journey!
Our prayers are with you and the whole community
Sue and Ed Perkinson
I pray that every blessing will be poured out upon Br. Sean, so that he may enter joyfully into this life and find fulfillment, peace, challenge, love and continuing conversion of life here. And I pray that he will be a continued blessing to the Brotherhood. The Lord make his face to shine upon you all.
Br. Sean, I pray that your heart continues to be fired up by Christ’s love and hear his invitation to serve him daily through your monastic vocation in SSJE. Remain blessed and encouraged by the prayers of various friends around. Brothers and Sisters from Holy Spirit Monastery send their greetings. “Makorokoto” [congratulations].
Blessings on this day of your first profession. May the fullness of the LOVE of God delight and uphold you on this most holy day. You will be in my prayers.
I pray you the joy of our Lord always in your profession! As says the Lord:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”
(I know He speaks of Jacob and of Israel, but true and holy for you on this day!)
Many blessings, dear Sean. I enjoyed the time I spent polishing the wood at Emory House with you. I wish you all the best for your future at SSJE!
May the love of God surround you and your brothers as you take this important step. We are so blessed by your musical offerings and your voice which makes all of the chants even more ethereal.
Blessings upon you,
Ashley Davis Bush
I am so happy for you and couldn’t be more delighted that we can all be with you and pray with you on this wonderful occasion. Sending prayers and blessings for you and your ministry with the brothers.
Much love and congratulations,
I am so happy for you that you have decided to take your first vows. I pray that God will give you courage and perseverance in all that He has planned for your life in the monastery! Enjoy your day.
While I have not had the opportunity to get to know you as my three retreats at the monastery over the past two years or so were silent, I nevertheless had the opportunity to observe you and it is abundantly evident that this is the ministry that God has called you to, and for that I give thanks to God. I know that God will continue to bless you and I would like to send along my greetings and best wishes from California as well as offering up prayers on your behalf and that of the community.
Congratulations and best wishes, Br. Sean; at least SOME good things happen in 2020. I will be “there” (virtually) to watch and pray, and have invited my fellow Vestry members and other parishoners at All Saints Church in Bay Head NJ to join their prayers with mine, and to watch if they wish.
Sean, Congratulations on taking your initial vows. Unfortunately, i will not be able to attend, even virtually. But I will be with you and the brothers in spirit. It is wonderful to see you when I visit the Monastery and to think about our singing days together. Bless your vocation.
Dear Brother Sean,
May God’s wonderful Light and Love continue to flow into your life, and through you into the lives of many.
Many congratulations Sean. I am so happy for you and will pray for you as you take this wonderful step in your path of witness and fellowship. I hope to be with you virually on Saturday. Pleasebe assured of my prayers as you prepare.
Rev Canon John Chambers (Trustee and Director: FSJE -UK)
Many blessings on your profession and your ministry, Brother Sean.
In Christ’s love,
Bless you Sean, and Bless the fellowship you are entering into. Stay safe.
We thank you for the blessings you have given us
in Christ our Redeemer.
Let your Spirit overshadow Brother Sean,
that he may grow in grace and love of You,
and may that love spread to your kingdom on earth,
through Christ our Lord. AMEN
Congratulations, Seann, and many blessings to you in this life you have chosen!
Congratulations and all blessings as you take your vows. I will try to watch from California.
May you feel the presence of God surrounding your very being as you take these Holy Orders. These times of transition/transformation in our lives are ripe for the work of the Holy Spirit. Blessings, Nancy+
It will be 6am here in the UK, rather too early for me. However I should like to wish Sean God’s blessings for the future.
May God be close. May you remain open. May the combination lead others to do the same.
We are so happy for you, Sean! All blessings and love from the Paul/Partridge family in CA,
Congratulations Brother Sean, May you be filled by the Holy Spirit and walk in the Light of Christ to the Glory of God the Father Amen!
The time difference may make it difficult but I will try to watch your service.
May God enfold you, Brother Sean, from this time forth and forever more.
Kerry Maloney, FSJ
Even now, when the plot
calls for me to turn to stone,
the sun intervenes. Some mornings
in summer I step outside
and the sky opens
and pours itself into me
as if I were a saint
about to die. But the plot
calls for me to live,
be ordinary, say nothing
to anyone. Inside the house,
the mirrors burn when I pass.
– Lisel Mueller
God bless you, Brother Sean, as you make this profession. I read the brothers’ devotional every morning and it fills me with spirit and inspiration for the day. Your roles in the brotherhood will be magnified as you go forward.
A beautiful day! My prayers and special Rosary for Sean on his wonderful day. May the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the intercession of Our Lady surround him.
Fr. Jay L. Tillitt
(Retired priest in the Diocese of Los Angeles)
On behalf of the Trustees of The Fellowship of St. John (UK) I send greetings and congratulations in advance of you taking your Initial Profession of Vows. It is indeed a wonderful thing you are about to do and a blessing to us all. I hope to join you ‘virtually’ on Saturday from the UK and in better times visit you and your Bothers once more in Boston
Be assured of my prayers
Fr. Andrew Malcolm (Trustee and Director: FSJE -UK)
Congratulations, Brother Sean!
Blessings to you, Br Sean as you make your first vows. Trust in the God who calls you.
As you put your hand, heart, mind, and soul to the plow with all your strength, remember that despite your human sins and foibles, God loves you and calls you to this important ministry.
God bless you! Fr Rich and Jane Schweinsburg
May God continue to lead you on God’s path for you. May you continue to be a blessing to all the lives you touch with your words. May you grow in the Spirit and in Wisdom all the days of your life.
My congratulations on your (upcoming) initial profession. You, and all the Brothers, especially Todd, Jack, and Lucas, have been in my prayers in recent months as the next generation of SSJE. While I can’t be their physically, I hope to be there virtually.
All the best,
Many Blessings to you as you take your vows. May they be an anchor through your journey and may they help you to unfold in your service to God. You will be in my prayers.
Rev. Christi Doucet
Sean: I am so pleased for you and for the Brothers. What a wonderful community of faith and service you are committing to. I enjoy your intellect and thought provoking homilies. Blessings for this important step in your journey. Archdeacon Elizabeth Hardy, Diocese of Toronto.
Sean, may you be filled with God’s Grace as you follow your call into this community which has so richly blessed others. My prayers join those of others to offer my heartfelt support as you begin your adventure. God bless you!
Pam Hendricks, Obl. OSB
My dear brother in Christ,
What an amazing journey! I count myself lucky to know you all these years and to be able to celebrate (even if it is from the inside of our current internet reality) what is truly a Kairos moment in your life and ministry. May the blessing of the holy and undivided Trinity be with you forever.
Many blessings, Sean, as you begin a new life.
Your community is of generous service to those of us who follow you, and to the wider world in great need of help and healing.
St. Martin’s Episcopal, Providence, RI
God bless you. We love you and we certainly need you. All prayers as you begin your journey to do Christ’s work.
Member, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,
Little Rock, AR
Sean, congratulations from Eastern North Carolina! Blessings to you for this very important step in your spiritual life! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
We have been blessed by your warmth, sincerity, joyful spirit and musical gifts through the grace of God. How lucky we are to have you join the brothers at SSJE in your initial profession of vows. May we all be able to come together soonest to celebrate your brotherly presence and being. Much love and heartfelt congratulations !
Thank you for telling me about this.
You are a gift to the body of Christ – thank you for following the Holy Spirit in this profession. May God bless, strengthen, encourage, empower, and keep you. Looking forward to watching from Washington, D.C.!
Br. Sean May grace abound and surround and abide with you as you join this loving joyful stream of witnesses. I have admired the courage of some of your homilies. May it continue to flourish. Margo
Dear Br. Sean,
At times like these, it is a blessing to know that ou are part of the wonderful community of SSJE.
With gratitude for your Spirit.
Sean, May God continue to bless you and your ministry. I also pray that your Initial Profession service on Saturday is a time of great joy for all of us as we discern the Holy Spirit at work.
How wonderful! Many congratulations,Sean. We are so happy for you and for all of us! May The Love of God, The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. We will be watching your service from Dallas,Texas!
Barbara Kennard, FSJ
Brady Millican, FSJ
Sean, God bless you in this important step, and may you be a blessing to the fellowship as it will be to you, and as it is to the world.