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IN MEMORIAM

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Abbott Joseph has been a shining star

to our Contemplative Outreach Community.

We will be forever grateful for his presence, kindness,

gentle spirit, wisdom, 

and deep love for our Heavenly Father.            

May God bless you Abbot Joseph.

You will remain in our hearts forever as a beacon of hope.

 
       
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Born June 14, 1941, in the Bronx, N.Y., Fr. Joseph graduated from Regis High School in New York City in 1959 and began his monastic vocation at St. Benedict's Monastery the same year, serving for 59 years. Entering the monastery as a postulant, he lived with Fr. Thomas Keating, who was the first superior at the monastery. His oldest brother, Charles was also a member of the monastic community at the time. Fr. Joseph was ordained a priest in 1970 and was elected the second abbot of the monastery in 1985, a position he held until his death.


Fr. Joseph loved the monastery and especially enjoyed hiking in the mountains of Colorado. He was a gentle and loving Father Abbot to the monastic community and a loving and generous pastoral servant to the many retreatants and friends of the monastery. He made major enhancements to the monastery, adding a retreat house in 1995, an infirmary wing and community meeting area in 2000, and the latest environmental project of a solar energy field that will provide clean electricity for many years to come.


Fr. Joseph was a respected and gifted leader in the Cistercian Trappist Order and will be dearly missed.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary (McCarthy) Boyle, brothers, Charles Boyle and Fr. Gerald Boyle, and a sister, Joan Costello. He is survived by his brother-in-law Francis Costello of Berthoud, Colo., sister-in-law, Eleanor Boyle of Syracuse, N.Y., nieces, Monica (John) Costello Mossman, also of Berthoud, Mariclare Suomi of Beverly Hills, Calif., and nephews, Timothy (Katie) Costello of Irvine, Calif., Francis (Bonnie) Costello of Westwood, N.J., Joseph Boyle of New York, N.Y., and Charles (Jennifer) Boyle of Mountain View, Calif., and 11 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

 

 

 

 

 

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