Published on December 3rd, 2021 | by University Communications


Brother Lucius Amarillas ’18 to be ordained to priesthood

The Saint Leo community is invited to witness the ordination of Brother Lucius Amarillas, OSB, a Benedictine monk of Saint Leo Abbey, to the priesthood during Mass at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 22, at the Saint Leo Abbey Church.

Bishop Elias Lorenzo, OSB, will be presiding and preaching during the ordination. 

Brother Lucius 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 began discerning a vocation with the Benedictine monks.

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

Brother Lucius is currently a student at Immaculate Conception Seminary and School of Theology at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, and is preparing for graduation with a Master of Divinity degree.

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.

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