On one day each month we celebrate the Office and Mass for the Dead, praying for our relatives, friends, benefactors and brethren who have died. As Father William reminded us at this morning’s Mass, death will be our ultimate experience of true poverty. And our life in the monastery is a kind of practice in embracing our poverty and total dependence on God in Christ.
Each day we read about so much tragedy, so many senseless killings, in our nation and around the world. Too many broken hearts, so many grieving. We stand in prayerful solidarity with them all, as we trust in the Lord Jesus who has embraced our poverty and our death and promises us eternal life with him.
Photograph by Brother Brian.