Published on July 3rd, 2019 | by University Communications


Brother Lucius Amarillas ’18 to make solemn vows July 14

The Saint Leo community is invited to witness Brother Lucius Amarillas, OSB, a junior Benedictine monk of Saint Leo Abbey, profess his solemn vows during Mass at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 14, at Saint Leo Abbey Church. Professing solemn vows will bind Brother Lucius to the monastery and the Benedictine order for the remainder of his life.

Those who cannot attend Mass in person are invited to pray for Brother Lucius and watch the live video stream of the Mass via Saint Leo Abbey’s Facebook page.

Amarillas graduated from Saint Leo University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in religion. He was born in Manteca, CA, and grew up in Las Vegas, NV. After graduating high school, he moved to Florida and began studying religion at Saint Leo University. He started discerning a vocation with the Benedictine monks who founded the university.

For the last four years, Brother Lucius has been through monastic formation, which consists of studying monastic history, Scripture, liturgy, and community life. Within the Saint Leo Abbey community, he has been assigned several jobs from baking bread, cleaning and caring for the Abbey Church, and serving as Abbot Isaac Camacho’s master of liturgical celebrations.

Amarillas will continue graduate studies in theology at Saint Leo University and Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN.

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