Br. Isidro Ramos, OSB, enters eternal rest
Br. Isidro Ramos, OSB, a monk of Conception Abbey assigned to St. Benedict’s Priory, Benet Lake, Wisconsin, died early Saturday morning, November 28, in Harvey, Illinois. He was 74 years of age and professed as a Benedictine monk for twenty-four years.
One of twelve children of Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Ramos, he was born January 1, 1946, and given the name José in baptism. After working in Mexico and the United States, José came to St. Benedict’s Abbey in 1994 and made his monastic profession on March 17, 1996, receiving the name Isidro at his profession. Br. Isidro worked in various assignments in the monastery, including serving as a cook for the Retreat Center and as a gardener. He was devout and humble, a cancer survivor, and a man of faith.
Br. Isidro was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Juanita and Angelina. He is survived by his monastic community; his sisters Irene (Arizona), Engracia (California), and Rosalia, Eugenia, and Lourdes (all Chicago); his brothers Salvador, Ignacio, Aurelio, and Abel (all Chicago); and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at St. Benedict’s Priory, 12605 224th Avenue, Benet Lake, Wisconsin on Saturday, December 5. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Abbey church. Burial followed in the monastery cemetery.
A Memorial Mass for Br. Isidro will be held at Conception Abbey on Friday, December 11. Though we are currently closed to the public, we invite you to join us via livestream at 11:45 a.m. this Friday.
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