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July 9, 2014 @ 23:00

A new icon of St Benedict now adorns the staircase in the Hall. The icon was was specially painted for St Benet's by Br Alex Echeandía Loro of the Monastery of the Incarnation in Peru. In the icon St Benedict is holding his Rule, from which it is the custom of the Hall to hear a short reading before dinner. Br Alex began training as an iconographer in Colombia before taking iconography courses in the UK and the Ukraine. In November 2013 his works were on display at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. Br Alex has now completed his studies at St Benet’s and is returning to Peru to prepare for his ordination to the priesthood in October.