November 1, 2014
Quite a few monks went to celebrate Fr. Edmund’s 90th birthday (actually Oct. 31) at Carroll Manor nearby. He was reluctant to admit that he was that old, claiming only 81. He is less aware these days of the passage of time and that we are now in year 2014. Fr. Edmund blew out the candles, placed in the form of XC on the chocolate cake that our cook Regina made for him. We were later joined for the party by his dear friend Joan Castellan and by the house chaplain Fr. Gregory Butta. As is his custom, Fr. Edmund thanked everyone for coming.