Thursday, September 01, 2005

retreat


Beloved, I am going on retreat for the next few days in preparation for -- please God -- my being made a priest next week. Please pray for me if you think of it. I will be going to a place where there are relics of St. Edmund Rich, 40th archbishop of Canterbury, who died in 1240 in Soissy France, after having judged the English Church to be intractable, and departing for Rome. Read about him here.

...he used every night to sign his forehead with the words "Jesus of Nazareth", a custom he recommended to others.


I am very much looking forward to it. I hope to read the Vulgate, spend time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, write a sermon about the priesthood, and mull over Blessed Michael Ramsey's book, The Christian Priest Today.

4 comments:

Richard said...

Many prayers.

Do post ordination photos.

Adam said...

Prayers offered. The relics of Edmund might convey some message to you. That Anglicanism is intractable is, for me, certainly true. Our Lady, pray for us.

Father Nelson said...

you are in my continued prayers, dear father.

Anonymous said...

race you to Rome...

your roomie