Upon discovering that Brother Regis’ time was close, the monastic community drove in small groups to Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital in Red Bluff to bid their farewells. The last group of brothers from the monastery arrived just a few minutes after Brother Regis’ passing.
In 2009, Brother Regis celebrated 50 years of solemn monastic vows. Last month in September, Brother Regis celebrated his 94th birthday and was the most senior member of the monastic community. He was a dedicated monk and always kept the words of his first abbot in his heart: "All for Jesus through Mary with a smile." Keep on smiling, Brother Regis!