Mepkin Abbey near Charleston has elected a new Abbot. Details at Rocco's. [Hat tip St. Liz.] [I've never heard of Fr. Gumula. Apart from Fr. Kline, I knew Fr. Aelred, and of course, the Guest Master, Br. Stephen. And Fr. Christian gave us Abbey tours a couple of times (before they became all organized and stuff): he was especially delightful this one time, when we had a student named Amanda in the group. "Amanda! She who is to be loved!" he would exclaim at random.]
If anyone makes it down to the abbatial blessing by Bishop Baker, please let me know!