- Saturday, 09 June 2012 10:01
My friend Father Cyril Crawford died unexpectedly a short time ago, on 15 May 2012. He died in his sleep in Leuven (Louvain), Belgium, at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where he was working on a doctorate in Philosophy so that he could teach at his monastery’s college.
Over at The Substance of Things Hoped For
, Benedictine Father Denis Robinson (Rector of Saint Meinrad Seminary) wrote a remembrance of Dom Cyril. Father Denis’ words are very true and capture Cyril well. I met Cyril at Saint Meinrad’s, in the library, and found him to be a friend.
My heart is saddened, deeply so. Cyril as a good monk, priest with an honest search for God and keen sense of humor and intellect.
More info including Abbot Justin Brown’s homily at the Mass of Christian Burial of Cyril can be found here
Saint Benedict and Saint Cyril of Alexandria, pray for Father Cyril, and for us.
- Tuesday, 20 September 2011 06:00
In June Dale Kuehne wrote a blog post “Change that believes in me” that speaks to the journey of taking a teaching position at Saint Anslem College (Manchester, NH) which is run by the Benedictine monks of the Abbey there. He doesn’t say it this way, but I do believe he points to something deeper than mere colleagueship: friendship. Perhaps all of us need to think more deeply what our friendships mean and how seriously we engage in them. I recommend this Dale Kuehne’s post….
- Saturday, 10 September 2011 17:43
An incredibly beautiful day friends got together for dinner. We tried going on a boat tour of the Thimble Islands, but the tours were booked. I can’t think of anything better: Sapphire &tonic, seafood and good friends (well, the only better thing is enjoying the beatific vision).
- Tuesday, 30 August 2011 06:32
Friends meet at Bishop Nicholas J. Samra’s enthronement last week in Roslindale, MA.