Fr. Martin Boler, osbMount Saviour Monastery

November 2012

On November 1st., we celebrated All Saints Day.  In the afternoon, Fr. Martin came back from the hospital.  Two days later, he scared his care-givers when he vomited blood and he was rushed to the hospital.  The doctor on duty wanted to put him on a ventilator but he had warned his regular physician that he did not want any invasive treatment.  While he was showing some progress, the doctor told him that he could come homeon Friday.  Before he came back, he died at the hospital on the 7th after enjoying some ice cream.  The funeral mass took place on Saturday, the 10th, the eve of his patronal feast, St. Martin of Tours.  On Thanksgiving Day, three Vietnamese monks, including Abbot Matthew came for a brief visit.  Since we had difficulty finding a retreat master this year, we had a quiet retreat week by ourselves and concluded with the reception of two novices: John Zimnicky (Br. Luke) and Randy Larkin (Br. Matthew).
Merry Christmas

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