November 2019 Abbey News

November 11, 2019

Meaningful Moments in our Chapel

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The Permanent Deacons of the Archdiocese of Denver recently held their annual retreat at the Abbey; it was quite a magnificent sight to see all of them processing in for the celebration of Mass on Sunday.


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One Oblate made his Final Oblation this Fall, and another transferred her Oblation to our Abbey. Many Oblates joined us for the ceremony and reception, a day rich in blessings.


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It is a tradition to let our Sisters’ profession candles burn down after their passing. Here is a photo of Sister Augustina’s candle in front of the altar in our chapel, which she held for the first time in 1954 on the day of her Solemn Profession. It is this same candle which she held each preceding year on the anniversary of her Profession when she renewed her vows by singing the “Suscipe” during Mass. Our candles are the constant witnesses to our fidelity over the years, and so it is fitting that when we go, they go too.