+ Abbot Charles Massoth OSB
Rt. Rev. Charles Damian Massoth OSB, 89, died peacefully at St. Gregory's Abbey, 21 April 2013. He had completed 67 years as a monk and served for 63 years as a priest. The monks elected him eighth abbot, 3 January 1989. He resigned, 3 January 1994, having reached the age for retirement in the Congregation. The community celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial in the Abbey Church, Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Friday, 26 April.