Checking out Weston Priory’s site this evening, I came across this sad news:
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Our brother Philip died peacefully early this morning, surrounded by the brothers of the community.
All are welcome to be with us in prayer today as we give thanks for the gift of his life.
The brothers will bring his body to the Stone Chapel at 1:30 pm for a period of vigil.
We will then celebrate a Eucharist in thanksgiving for his life of faithful commitment at 5:30 pm in the Stone chapel.
On Saturday, January 3, 2009, at 11:30 am, we invite all to gather with us in his memory and to celebrate together in Eucharist the gift of his life.
The schedule of prayer for Christmas and New Years will remain as planned.
I did not really interact with Brother Phillip that much when I spent a week at the monastery in June of 2006. But from what I remember, he was quiet, gracious, kind, and had that wonderful quality that all the brothers at Weston have: a radiant desire to know who I was, and offer the love of his community. Please pray for the Weston Priory community as they suffer the loss of one of their own, and celebrate his return Home.