Please pray for

Michael Taylor Hardgrove

who was Clothed as a Novice in the

Society of Saint John the Evangelist

on Saturday, 26 February

in the Monastery Chapel.


We invite you to join us online for the live-streamed event, as well as to share your prayers in the comments below. We hope that you will keep Michael in your prayers as he continues to discern his vocation.

Brs. Keith Nelson (Novice Guardian), Michael Hardgrove, and James Koester (Superior)
Brs. Keith Nelson (Novice Guardian), Michael Hardgrove, and James Koester (Superior)

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  1. Kent Reid on March 2, 2022 at 08:25

    A former member of your society was a mentor of mine when he served as Bishop of Nassau. I pray that you will be a credit to SSJE as he was in his time. Congratulations and God’s blessings on your vocation.

  2. The Reverend Canon Joseph Asselin on March 1, 2022 at 18:44

    Brother Michael please know of my prayers for you in this vocational journey. I look forward to saying hello when the guesthouse can safely reopen. The Reverend Canon Joseph Asselin, Ancaster, Ontario.

  3. Thomas Noble chapman on March 1, 2022 at 17:10

    All the very best to you Michael! Blessings on your continuing faith journey. Keep at it! Chaplain Tom Chapman SSJE/ FSJ

  4. Colleen Le Beau on February 26, 2022 at 18:44

    Hi Michael,
    What a lovely ceremony, we are thrilled that we could be a part of your special day. Congratulations and best wishes! We wish you strength and blessings on your journey.

    God Bless you!

    Aunt Colleen and Ben

  5. Robert M Hardgrove on February 26, 2022 at 18:41

    Congratulations Michael. We are very proud of you. It was a beautiful ceremony. God Bless you. We love you.

    Mom , Dad, and Caroline

  6. Maureen Hall on February 26, 2022 at 15:21

    We will be watching on the stream. We are praying for you.
    Aunt Maureen and Rick

  7. Uncle Mike and Aunt Armina on February 26, 2022 at 08:19

    Congratulations and Blessings to you Michael! Praying for you! So proud of you!

  8. Rob & Danielle Hardgrove on February 25, 2022 at 18:12


    Congratulations on your accomplishment! We are so very proud of you for following your passion! Sending you lots of love! We miss you and can’t wait to see you soon!

    Love always,
    Rob & Danielle

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