Volume 33, Number 1
Richardton, ND 58652
Aelred Reid Makes Solemn Vows
by Terrence Kardong, O.S.B.
Brother Aelred (Joseph) Reid pronounced his life-
Since Bro. Aelred is 51 years of age, he has had a good deal of life experience between the date of his birth on March 20, 1954, and his final profession. After graduation from high school in the Boston area, he attended a minor seminary run by the Society of African Missionaries. Due to his long interest in monastic life, he made contact with the Trappists at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts. He was living and working with the Dominicans in New York City when he sought entrance into our Abbey.
Over the years, Bro. Aelred worked at many different jobs, but perhaps his main work was as a waiter in various high-
Many of Bro. Aelred’s gifts lie in the area of aesthetics: he likes things to be beautiful. This has manifested itself in the flower arrangements he provides for the Abbey church and for the dining room. But lately even more of his abundant energy has been devoted to the mounting and framing of icons. For this he has a studio above the library where he can find the quiet he needs and also risk the noxious fumes associated with this process.
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