Monday, December 10, 2012

+ The Rev. Dom Jerome Young OSB

It 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.

For the 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.

Father 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
It 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. 

For the 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.

Father 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
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