Tuesday, November 02, 2004

The Prayers of Brother Denis

In his book, downtown monks, Albert Holtz describes Brother Denis, who died in in 1990 at the age of 80. These are the words he uses to describe him:

An early riser, he would have coffee ready by 5:00 a.m. Then, after watering his plants, which were everywhere, he would sit in church before morning prayer, presenting to the Lord the long list of people he had promised to pray for. If something was lost, he would promise prayers to St. Anthony and would smile with delight upon learning that the Saint had come through once again."

How long is your prayer list? And mine?


At 8:52 AM, Blogger Christy said...

Mine is quite long. So many things and people and events to pray for. Without prayer I don't think I'll ever survive plodding through the quagmire of life.


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