Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Brother Aidan Hunt RIP

Please pray for

Brother Aidan HUNT OCSO
of this community who died
on Wednesday 30th March 2011
in his 77th year and
the 48th year of Monastic Profession.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Happy Feast of St Joseph

Sometimes as a priest and especially as an abbot, I found myself vested rather grandiosely, perhaps even with mitre and crozier, and the great arch of the Abbey Church overhead, and then being incensed, while all the time having a responsibility to lead a precious family, even in the dark, towards unknown lands. All I could do is to hold on gratefully to the try square, aware that that's all I can master, and with eyes like Joseph's humbly and gently learn to penetrate the mystery of God's ways, and with an un-furrowed brow, journey on to do the will of Him who is the beginning and the end. – LW, St. Joseph, College Chapel-Window, Roscrea Abbey.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Ash Wednesday

On Sunday we were praying for the Pope as Ash Wednesday marks the first of the 43 Lenten Station Churches, Santa Sabina. He will be leaving the cross over to the Aventine, the highest of the seven hills of Rome. He gives the lead to the beginning of Lent with Mass, the Blessing and distribution of the Ashes.