By Barb Arland-Fye
As a Benedictine priest, Father Ron Hodges gained a deep appreciation for the liturgy and for ensuring that liturgy is done well. He carries that legacy with him as a newly incardinated priest of the Diocese of Davenport.
His incardination from the Order of St. Benedict, Swiss-American Congregation to the Diocese of Davenport comes two years after he began discernment of a vocation to diocesan priesthood. During discernment, he served first as a parochial vicar at Our Lady of Victory Parish in Davenport and since July 1, 2011, as parochial vicar for St. Mary parishes in Pella and Oskaloosa.
“He began as a seminarian for the diocese and discerned a call to the monastic life and has since come home to the diocese,” Bishop Martin Amos said. “He brings with him the whole Benedictine spirit of prayer and work.”
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