Special Prayers for Abbot Laurence
Those of you who have been readers for some time have benefited from Abbot Laurence's wisdom as I passed on many of his conferences on the O Antiphons of Advent, and he is a very good friend and frequent visitor here at Petersham.
He was struck by two hit and run motorcyclists in Rome, in a pedestrian crosswalk, on his way to catch a tram. He has two broken ribs, head wounds and a badly broken leg, which will require surgery. He has regained consciousness, Deo gratias, in the hospital, but he was very badly hurt. He is a dear man and a scholar as gentle and humble as he is profoundly gifted. He richly deserves all our prayers. I put him in anonymously this morning, since I did not yet know if I could release details.
Thanks so much.
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