One of the many blessings associated with Religious Life is that you don't go it alone! I'm not just blessed with one brother -- as referred to in the last post -- but I have nearly 75 brothers. If we're allowed to have 'favorites,' John Lawrence would be among my closest friends, advisers, confidants -- not just to me, but to many.
Amidst some pretty sad and dark memories that September 11th conjures up, there's good news: Father John's anniversary of Norbertine Priesthood. If you see him today, be sure to wish him well.
Thanks, John, for all you do for your brothers at the Priory, the faithful at Lourdes and the many students who have filled your classrooms at Premontre and especially here at SNC! "God's flock is in your midst, give it a shepherd's care!"