Monday, March 9, 2015

Brother Richard

Our dear Brother Richard passed away quietly this afternoon at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Worcester. Our Prior, Father Dominic, was at his side. We will remember always Brother Richard's constant cheerfulness and faithfulness. He entered as a young man from Vermont and worked hard through the years in various positions at the monastery. For a long time he served as community cook. Later for many years he worked at The Holy Rood Guild carefully pressing vestments before they were folded and shipped. Brother had a beautiful singing voice and was part of the Abbey schola. One of Richard's greatest gifts to us was that he was always so appreciative- he noticed each brother’s contribution with gratitude. We will miss him.