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).
Mount Saviour page
Christmas Eve: Ist. Vespers and Blessing of the Creche
at 6:30 p.m.
Chrsitmas Day: Mass at 9:00 a.m.