Benedictine Ordained May 20

Father Maurus Mount, O.S.B., was ordained to the priesthood at Saint Vincent Archabbey by The Most Reverend Lawrence E. Brandt, Bishop of Greensburg, on May 20. Father Maurus is the son of Frank E. and Alina M. Mount of Indialantic, Florida. He is a 1996 graduate of Melbourne High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in classical languages from Marquette University in 2000. His brother is Michael C. Mount of Indialantic.

He earned the Master of Arts degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 2005, with highest honors. In 2006 he received the Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree from the Seminary, with high honors.

He entered the novitiate at Saint Vincent Archabbey in July of 2001, and made his first vows on July 10, 2002, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2005. He was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Brandt on September 28, 2005. In 2002 he was named assistant guestmaster and assistant master of ceremonies/sacristan. In 2004, he was named manager of the Basilica Gift Shop.