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Brother Lawrence Machia, O.S.B.

Brother Lawrence Machia, O.S.B. November 11

Brother Lawrence (Shawn) Machia, O.S.B., is the son of Keith and Louise Machia of Swanton, Vermont. He is a 2004 graduate of Missisquoi Valley Union High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in theology in 2008 from Eastern University. In 2011 he came to Saint Vincent, where he served as campus minister for social outreach, assisting the campus ministry team for spiritual and service programs. He entered the monastery of Saint Vincent Archabbey as a novice in 2012 and made his first profession of vows, or simple vows, on July 10, 2013. He entered Saint Vincent Seminary in 2013 as a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey.

From 2013-2014 he was assistant food service liaison for the west and east lounges and an assistant in the summer retreat program. In 2013 he was named as assistant to the director of vocations. He was appointed as a lab assistant in the astronomy program at Saint Vincent College in 2013.

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