Thursday, May 24, 2012

Clothing of Brother Peter

On Sunday during Chapter our Brother Peter Lynch was clothed in the novice's habit. Peter comes to us after teaching for several years at a parochial school on Long Island. We rejoice to have Peter in our community.We include a portfolio of pictures of the ceremony taken by Brother Joseph.

O God, in that unutterable kindness by which you dispose all things sweetly and wisely, you gave us clothing, so that a triple benefit might be ours: we are covered with dignity, kept warm and protected in body and soul. Father, pour forth the blessing of your Holy Spirit upon us this morning and upon these clothes which your son here before us has asked to receive, so that he may serve you faithfully in the Cistercian way of life.

Our three novices: Brothers Joseph, Peter and John.