A Message from Archabbot Douglas

Posted by svobadm8230a on 09/18/14

Dear Oblates and Friends of Saint Vincent,

The recent passing of our confrere Brother
Nathan Cochran was sudden and unexpected. At age 57, he
appeared to be in good health and enjoying life here in our community. In the Bible, our Lord reminds us that we know neither the day nor the hour when we will be called by our heavenly Father. Death, of course, is one of the big mysteries that we confront in this life. However, we have the consolation of our Lord, who tells us that He is with us at every moment: “Behold, I am with you always.”

As we encounter the challenges of daily life, it is God’s ever-abiding presence that gives us the strength to move forward. St. Paul reminds us that we walk by faith and not by sight. It is our faith that sustains us. Our hope is renewed because we believe that Christ is present with us always.

God’s blessings!

Faithfully in Christ,
+Douglas R. Nowicki, Archabbot


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