Fr. Trinkle is consecrated a hermit

Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle prostrates himself before the altar during the rite of perpetual consecration of a diocesan hermit at the St. Dominic monastery chapel in Linden Feb 21. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle prostrates himself before the altar during the rite of perpetual consecration of a diocesan hermit at the St. Dominic monastery chapel in Linden Feb 21. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle's sister, Nancy O'Shea, (at left) attends he consecration as a diocesan hermit along with other family and friends in the St. Dominic Monastery chapel in Linden Feb 21.  ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle receives a lighted candle from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge during the rite of perpetual consecration of a diocesan hermit at St. Dominic Monestary in Linden Feb. 21. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
The Formula of Profession rests on the Altar after being signed by Fr. Trinkle and Bishop Michael F. Burbidge during the rite of perpetual consecration of a diocesan hermit at the St. Dominic Monastery in Linden Feb 21. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle receives a rosary from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge after  becoming the first consecrated hermit in the Diocese of Arlington Feb 21. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle smiles after being consecrated a diocesan hermit by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge in the St. Dominic Monastery chapel in Linden Feb 21.
Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle introduces his goddaughter Clare Simcox to the Dominican sisters after he was consecrated a diocesan hermit at the St. Dominic Monastary in Linden, Feb 21. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle holds out a patch which he will wear on his cassock now that he is a consecrated diocesan hermit. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle's Holy Family hermitage stands on the St. Dominic Monastery property in Linden. Now that he is consecrated he has plans to build a small office next door where he can receive visitors, now that his hermitage will be considered a sacred space. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle knees before the altar in the Holy Family hermitage he built on the St. Dominic Monastery property nine years ago. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
Fr. Clarence M. Trinkle, now Fr. Joseph Mary of Jesus Crucified, looks out over the mountainous landscape outside his hermitage after being consecrated a diocesan hermit in Linden Feb. 21. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD
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