A new shepherd

The Rev. Charles Albanese, right, receives his shepherd’s staff from Archbishop Samuel Aquila of the Catholic Diocese of Denver during the Presentation of the Rule at the Abbatial Blessing ceremony on Saturday morning at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Old Snowmass. Albanese, a member of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, was installed as the 62-year-old monastery’s abbot.