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.