By Alfred DuBois
Hello 0blates, once again I united with the monks of Mount Saviour from my home and the various parish churches that I visit.. Hopefully next year I will be able to attend the Easter vigil, last time it was extremely rewarding and beautifully done. This year, my geographical parish Church has a new pastor, and finally the Church was in darkness until the Gloria, and the cantor chanted the Exultet with reverence and love. I have not seen this in my area for nearly 15 years.
Every year on holy Saturday I read a little 16-page booklet by Father Damasus entitled “The Great Sabbath Rest,” a powerful meditation that while I meditate upon it, each year, I become aware of very deep and powerful insights.
Father Damasus, breaks it down so simply and beautifully into five short meditations: a day of fast, a Day of silence, a day of rest, a day of the woman, and a Day of prayer.. He ends the booklet with eight intercessions and prayers for the family or community, a wonderful meditation..
I highly recommend anyone who can get a copy to read this on holy Saturday and if you do not have a copy, contact me and I will try to take pictures of the booklet and send them to you. “Buona Pasqua” and thank God for Mount Saviour and the holy monks that are on that mountain.