Thursday, April 5, 2012

Holy Thursday

The brethren assemble in the Abbey Chapter House
just prior to the celebration of
the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
 for the Mandatum, the Footwashing Liturgy.

Those designated prepare to wash their brothers' feet.

Father Abbot washes and kisses the feet of Father Dominic, 
our Prior. He is assisted by Father Vincent.

The Liturgy continues as the monks chant,
"A new commandment I give to you,
that you should love one another,
as I have loved you, says the Lord."

Brothers Robert, Bernard and Jude wash their brothers' feet.