is my sad duty to inform you of the death of FATHER JEROME YOUNG,
O.S.B. in the early morning hours of Saturday morning, his favorite
feast day, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
past few weeks Father Jerome was suffering greatly due to the
progression of his leukemia. On Monday his condition became far more
serious after he sustained serious trauma to the brain as the result of a
bad fall. He returned home from the hospital Wednesday evening so that
he could spend his final hours with his brother monks. He was very much
aware of their presence as well as that of his two sisters who remained
with him until the end.
Father Jerome was a blessing to many
people in so many ways. His demonstration of acceptance of the serious
health challenges he faced over the past ten years gave great witness to
his strong faith and his monastic profession. He will be greatly missed
by all who knew him.
Jerome’s vigil service will be at here at Mount Angel Abbey on Wednesday
evening at 7 PM, December 12. His funeral will be on Thursday, December
13, at 10:00 AM. Let us pray that Father Jerome may now enjoy the
eternal Peace and Joy of the Risen Lord together with all our loved ones
who have gone before us.
Blessings and Peace to You, Prior Vincent Trujillo, OSB and the Community of Monks at Mount Angel Abbey