Fr. Charles Ward, the Rector of Holy Angels Novitiate, was ordained in 1986. Formerly the United States District Bursar, he trains the recently professed brothers in using computers, performing secretarial work, and teaching religion.
Our Novice Master, Fr. Kenneth Dean, ordained in 1990, has held that office since 2010. Besides providing his novices with spiritual direction and instructing them in the religious vows and Sacred Scripture, he also regularly provides spiritual conferences for all the brothers.
Ordained in 1985, Fr. Christopher Brandler teaches classes on the Liturgy and History of the SSPX. Among his previous assignments was a five-year assignment as a professor at the seminary in Zaitzkofen, Germany.
Fr. John Young has spent many years since his ordination in 1989 as a retreat master. He continues to preach occasional retreats in Winona, and teaches Latin to our novices. His photography skills are also well-utilized.
Fr. Andrew Dwyer was ordained in 2016, at the last SSPX ordination ceremony in Winona, where he has remained ever since. He teaches the postulants Latin and instructs them in the Acts of the Magisterium.
In 2019, Br. Marcel celebrated his silver jubilee as a religious. During that quarter of a century, he has been stationed at the seminary, taught at LaSalette Academy, and labored at the District House of the United States. Because he specializes in art, especially sculpture and woodworking, he instructs the postulants in basic art appreciation and trains promising candidates in the workshop.
Br. Anthony has been a brother for over a decade. Before being assigned to Holy Angels Novitiate, he was stationed in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He teaches the basics of liturgical ceremonies to the novices.
Br. Stanislaus has been a brother for nine years. Having built up many and great experiences of performing maintenance of all sorts at LaSalette Academy, he now shares his expertise with the newly-professed brothers. He is in charge of building and property maintenance and is currently developing our farm.
Our head sacristan, Br. Boniface, has been a brother for seven years, and was previously stationed in Canada and at our seminary in Virginia. Our novices receive instruction from him in the duties of a sacristan.
Br. Nathaniel is the main cook for the Novitiate, where he has been stationed since completing his own novitiate in 2017. While performing his work in the kitchen – and tending the boiler systems during the six-month winter – he trains newly-professed brothers in the culinary arts.
Br. Theresian was assigned to the Novitiate after completing his novitiate formation in the fall of 2019. As choir master, he trains all postulants and novices in Chant. He has also been appointed secretary for the Novitiate and may instruct brothers in accounting in the future.