We mourn the passing of our dear Brother Bernard, a beloved senior who passed to the Lord last evening during a brief stay in the hospital. Dom Vincent was at his side as he breathed his last. Brother Bernard edified us continually with his dedication to simple work. In recent years this meant patiently raking leaves and sweeping the cloisters each day. For several years he supervised Trappist Preserves. Later he served as monastery cellarer diligently overseeing the work assignments of the brethren. He was always well respected as one who would listen. May Brother Bernard now rest in peace and enjoy everlasting joy and light in the Lord, whom he loved and served so faithfully.
Photographs by BrotherBrian.