Holy Thursday

Sharing with you a few photos of the Sacred Triduum.This year's offerings will be brief. We ask your continued prayers for our Sr. Mary Ellen Timothy who was brought to the hospital again this afternoon. Sr. Maria Agnes is doing well at rehab and hopes to be home by Easter Tuesday!

There have been some changes recently with Sr. Mary Catharine and Sr. Joseph Maria as our new sacristans. Kitchen and turn schedules have had to be adjusted, too! It's never dull in the monastery!

During this sacred time we are immersed in the beauty of the Face of Christ, who paradoxically, we are reminded in the Song of the Suffering Servant, "he had no form or comeliness that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him." And yet, it that desire for Him that is more keen during these days as we keep company with Him along the road to Calvary and silently at the foot of the Cross.

The prayer requests have been especially "heavy" lately, as is often the case during big feasts. Each of you are remembered in our prayers. May you have a blessed Triduum!

The Mandatuum in the Chapter Hall (Prioress' sermon coming later.)

Singing the Ubi Caritas at the Offertory

Singing the Pange Lingua at the procession after Mass

Solemn Adoration ends at midnight but the Altar of Repose remains until the Service of the Passion. We continue our hours of the Perpetual Rosary in the darkened Choir.