At about 9:00 AM this morning, Saturday, September 5, our beloved Superior, Brother Francis, M.I.C.M., went to his reward.
Brother had received Holy Communion in the morning, and a few hours later quietly slipped away with little warning. His death was very peaceful. We, his religious family, are greatly consoled by the fact that our teacher, guide, and friend died on the First Saturday of the Month, wearing the Brown Scapular to which he was so greatly devoted, with a candle burning before a nearby image of his beloved Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.
We are grateful to all those who prayed for Brother and had Masses offered for him during his final illness.
Brother Francis will be waked at Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire on Wednesday, September 9 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. The funeral will be a sung Requiem Mass in the traditional Latin Rite, offered by the Very Reverend Father Daniel O. Lamothe at Saint Margaret Mary Church in Keene (where the Keene Latin Mass is offered). The Mass will be Thursday, September 10, at 11:00 AM. For a map showing the church’s location, go here. For directions to Saint Benedict Center, go here.
Please read Brother Francis’ Obituary and the Ad Rem, The Funeral of Brother Francis, in Thoughts and Pictures.