Shrine hires lay director of administration

New Director of Admissions of The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Bill Brown (contributed)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery is pleased to welcome Bill Brown as its new director of administration. A man of faith with extensive management experience, Brown brings personable wisdom to this leadership role. He is dedicated to our Mission of Adoration and eager to imbue it into every aspect of the Shrine’s day-to-day life. His enthusiasm to share the beauty of an encounter here with Our Eucharistic Lord with as many people as possible, extends the horizons for God to do great things! 

Brown comes to the Shrine following more than 40 years as a proven leader in a variety of executive roles including director of organization design, director of human resources and EVP of operations / chief operating officer.  

Brown stated, “My wife, Cindy, and I love the Poor Clare Sisters, the Franciscan Friars and this most beautiful and holy place.  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve Our Eucharistic Lord and his devoted servants in this way at this important time.  As the U.S. Bishops opens the first year of the National Eucharistic Revival, we believe that this special place can and should play a key role in rekindling the fire of Eucharistic devotion in our struggling world.”    

The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament is an internationally renowned pilgrimage site located in rural Alabama. Founded in 1999 by Mother Angelica, the cloister nun who started EWTN global Catholic television network in her garage and who believed to the fullest that “nothing is impossible with God.” The Shrine draws hundreds of thousands and serves as a place of rest and renewal of faith in Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  

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