Meet Our Chaplain
Rev. Br. Columcille, OCCO has a number of distinctions with the Cistercian Order.
Br. Collumcille, applied for admittance into the Order in October 2004. A year later we met at his home in Arizona and I accepted his novice vows. In 2006 we had convocation in his hometown of Arizona City. Many Cistercians were present. During that same time Br. Columcille, OCCO took his life vows.
Since the inception of our Order in 1981, we have had a number of priests join us from other jurisdictions but we have never had our very own priest. At the convocation in 2006 Br. Columcille, was ordained by Rt. Rev. Abbot Oscar Joseph, OCCO and became our very first priest in the Order and for our Order.
That same year Br. Columcille, OCCO became our very first Dean. He was elevated to the position of Dean of the Western USA.
He has also served on the Abbot’s Council and an assistant to the President of our seminary, Stephen Harding Theological College and Seminary.