With deep sadness, and with thanksgiving for a long and faithful life, we announce the passing of Rt. Rev. Dom Aidan Shea, OSB. Abbot Aidan died the morning of Sunday, December 2 at the Abbey following a long illness. He entered the monastery on August 31, 1957 and taught in the Abbey School from 1959 until his retirement in 2012. Through the years, he served in many roles, including teacher of Greek, Latin, French, English, and Spanish, college counselor, Master of Studies, and as the fourth Abbot of St. Anselm’s Abbey from 1990 to 2006. He is remembered by students, colleagues, his fellow monks, and countless others as a devoted friend, a faithful monk, and an abiding example of Christian love.
Abbot Aidan’s funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 am in the school gymnasium. Abbot Aidan’s body will be received on Friday, December 14 at 4 pm in the Abbey Church, followed by Vespers of the Office of the Dead at 6 pm. The body will lie in state in the Abbey Church until being moved to the gym for the funeral on Saturday.
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