In October, 2014 the Cenacle lost a dear friend and supporter, Fr. Edward Abell. Today, November the 10th is the 80th anniversary of his birth and the day our office staff has chosen to remember how very special he was to each of us. We all remember his enduring message to each of us to "Choose Happiness." And when the storms of life seem to be overwhelming, "Don't pray the storm away, just invite Jesus into your boat." We miss seeing you every day Fr. Ed but we never doubt that you are still with us every day.
IN A LITTLE WHILE
In a little while you will not see me anymore
And then a little while later you will see me
Not your concept of time or my idea of it
But in God's own time: in a little while
We are missing a precious piece of ourselves
And we will never be the same again
What we are left with are echoes, shadows and memories
But we hold onto the Promise: in a little while
But how could the sorrow Jesus spoke of
A sorrow so devastating as that associated with death
Turn into joy, victory and life everlasting?
The day of resurrection reckons: in a little while
His absence will speak to us of God's presence