Thursday, August 22, 2013

Brother Albert

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil.4
Our Brother Albert passed away on Monday after a prolonged illness. We will remember him for his joyfulness and carefree generosity. Born in Philadelphia in 1939, he attended LaSalle College and entered the Abbey in 1961. He served the community in countless ways through the years. Among his many offices, he was sub-master of novices and director of The Holy Rood Guild. And many remember his kind presence at the Abbey's bookstore and gift shop. May Brother Albert rest in great peace enjoying the beauty of Christ's face in company with all the angels and saints in Paradise.