Blessing of the Graves

November 4, 2012

On the first Sunday of this month in which we are especially mindful of the dead, the monastic community and oblates and friends processed after conventual Mass to the Abbey graveyard. Fr. Gabriel Myers led us in the prayers for the dead and did the blessing of each grave with incense and holy water. Fr. Michael Hall read the roster of the monks buried there and the ceremony concluded with the singing of the hymn, Now the Green Blade Riseth.

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