Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:29
Dom John Denburger, Abbot of Genesee (USA) since 2001, having reached the age of retirement mentioned in ST 40.A of the Constitutions, presented his resignation to the Abbot General. With the consent of his Council, the Abbot General accepted the resignation which became effective on May 11, 2012.
On May 30, 2012, the Community of Genesee elected as abbot for a six year term, Father Gerard D’Souza.
Dom Gerard was born in 1958 in Doha (Qatar). He entered Genesee in 1992, made his solemn profession in 1999 and was ordained priest in 2001. At the time of the election, he was novice master.