Our Brother Carl Gossman, passed away peacefully to the Lord on this past Monday.
Born Carl Anton Alfons Gössman in Nürnberg, Germany, on October 12, 1925, he attended schools in Germany, England and the United States. Carl held British citizenship and became a naturalized American citizen in 1969. He was a technical assistant at the Nürnberg Trials after World War II and later worked in New York.
Brother Carl entered the Abbey in 1957 and pronounced his solemn vows in 1965. Over his fifty-eight years in the monastery, Brother Carl served primarily as the abbot's secretary and the abbey porter.
Brother Carl read extensively in German and English, and was noted for his particular interest in spirituality and history. With gratitude for the gift of his presence among us, we monks commend Brother Carl's soul to your prayers.