Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Father Henry

We mourn the passing of our brother, Father Henry. Born in Palestine, Texas in 1920, Henry entered Spencer in 1956 after a successful teaching career as a science professor at UMass, Amherst. He served his brothers in varied ways over the years as beekeeper, orchard manager,  retreat master and accountant at Trappist Preserves. He was also, for many years, a respected theology professor for those monks in formation. 

May the angels lead you into Paradise.
May the martyrs guide you on your way
And take you to the holy city,
The new and eternal Jerusalem.