Three Benedictines professed simple vows on July 10, while three junior monks renewed their temporary vows for one year. Professing simple vows were Brother Aidan Sheridan, Brother Bede Maxson and Brother Roman Pallone. Renewing their vows were Brother Francisco Whittaker, Brother Bosco Hough and Brother José Rosa.
AIDAN SHERIDAN, O.S.B.
Brother Aidan is from Lakewood, Ohio, the son of the late Eugene F. and Pauline F. Sheridan. He is a 1982 graduate of Northwestern High School, then earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Notre Dame College of South Euclid, Ohio, in 2009. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy the same year from Borromeo Seminary, the college seminary in the Diocese of Cleveland, and later matriculated to Saint Mary Seminary, the graduate school of theology in Cleveland. He came to Saint Vincent Archabbey as a novice on July 1, 2021.
BEDE MAXSON, O.S.B.
Brother Bede is the oldest of the seven children of Jeff and Danielle Maxson of New Windsor, New York. After graduating from Cornwall Central High School in 2016 he studied aerospace administrations and operations at Oklahoma State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in 2019. He earned a master of arts degree in Catholic philosophical studies from Saint Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York before entering the monastic community of Saint Vincent Archabbey as a novice on July 1, 2021.
ROMAN PALLONE, O.S.B.
Brother Roman is also one of seven children, the son of James and Mary Pallone of Gahanna, Ohio. He graduated from Saint Francis DeSales High School, Columbus in 1987. He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 1991, and a master of business administration degree from The Ohio State University in 1999. He entered the monastic community of Saint Vincent Archabbey as a novice on July 1, 2021.
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