This Saint Joseph Abbey Vocations Video shows you what life as monk is like.

Benedictine Brother Emmanual (John) Labrise from our parish made his Solemn Profession as a Religious Brother on Friday, July 11, at St. Joseph Abbey near New Orleans.

He is the son of Josephine and the late John Labrise.

In September, Brother Emmanuel — who has received the vocational call to the priesthood — will begin two years of theology studies at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

To read about his work as a casket maker at St. Joseph Abbey, click here.

We congratulate Brother Emmanuel and rejoice with his mother and family.