Ordained priest as a Cistercian Monk
On October 18, 2013, on the Feast of Saint Luke, Brother Placid Morris (Jeffrey Morris, '95) was ordained a priest at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in the Sacramento Valley town of Vina. Father Morris was born in 1973 in Pasadena, CA, entered Vina in 2000 and made his solemn profession as Brother Placid Morris in 2006. committing himself to a lifetime of prayer and contemplation.
"I never doubted my calling all these years, because it became less about myself and more about the path to be more like Christ," he said in an e-mail interview before his solemn profession. "My hope for myself is to keep on growing in my vocation and ever deepening my bonds with my community and of growing more in union with God."