Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Father Edward

For God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to bring to light the knowledge of the glory of God on the face of Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 4:6

Late this morning our dear Father Edward entered eternal life. He had been a monk of Spencer for over sixty years, having come to the Abbey in 1951. A man of deep prayer and a lover of the brethren, he has served the community generously in numerous capacities and was permitted to live as a hermit for some 44 years of his monastic life. We are grateful to now have him interceding on our behalf with Our Lord and Our Lady in paradise.

We remember that year or so ago he told us, “I love serving the monks and being with them. They are Christ among us. I wish the whole world were attracted to the beauty of monasticism."  Requiescat in pace.