Brother Francis

From Fr Michael Perry ….

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God is good!
All the time!
….and the goodness of God showed itself last night in the Common Room of the monastery.
After First Vespers of the feast of The Body and Blood of Christ the community gathered to give the habit to Brother Cester, the young man from the Philippines who came to us a few months ago.
In the simple ceremony Brother John, our Prior, asked Brother Cester what he sought to which he responded “The mercy of God”.  Then was read Sirach 2:1-9, a reading that it be well for all of us to read.  Then Brother John took a big copper basin and pitcher and washed Brother Cester’s feet and dried them with a white towel.
After a litany of petition Brother John blest the new habit and clothed the new novice with his tunic and belt and scapular and announced that from now on he will be called Brother Francis.
Usually at this time in the ceremony each brother would come forward and give the novice a kiss of peace but Covid restrictions are observed here so only the prior gave the kiss in the name of us all to Brother Francis

Somebody must be saying that prayer for vocation to our monastery!

God is good!
All the time!


6 thoughts on “Brother Francis

  1. Praying for Bro. Francis and for continued vocations. Praying for all our beloved monks at Mount Saviour 🙏❤️

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  2. Congratulations, Brother Francis, may God Bless You!! Michael Parry

    On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 9:42 AM The Oblates of Mount Saviour Monastery wrote:

    > Eve / Perennial Grace posted: “From Fr Michael Perry …. God is good! All > the time! ….and the goodness of God showed itself last night in the > Common Room of the monastery. After First Vespers of the feast of The Body > and Blood of Christ the community gathered to give the habit to” >

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  3. I say the Mt. Saviour prayer for vocations every day.  It is taped in the cover of my prayer book.  I’m glad to see it is working. Pax. Roseann Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: The Oblates of Mount Saviour MonasterySent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:42 AMTo: roseann777@gmail.comSubject: [New post] Brother Francis Eve / Perennial Grace posted: "From Fr Michael Perry …. God is good! All the time! ….and the goodness of God showed itself last night in the Common Room of the monastery. After First Vespers of the feast of The Body and Blood of Christ the community gathered to give the habit to"

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