Monastery News Page
June 23, 2015

A Thank You Note from Brother Mark

     Id like to take a minute to thank my community, the oblates, my family and friends for their support during my recent stay at University of Michigan Hospital. The prayers and Masses said were definitely felt, the power of prayer is great. Thanks to those family members, monks and friends who made the long journey to the hospital to visit me, some who endured getting lost in the hospital or parking structure. Thanks also for the plants and flowers and many cards. They made the eight day stay bearable.

     Today is my fourth full day home at the monastery with many restrictions both in activities and diet until July 16, at least, and Im beginning to realize I cannot do all I thought I could after this type of surgery.  I need to take it one day at a time. The healing and recovery process will take a long time and I still need many prayers to make it through this time.

Peace in Christ and Sts. Benedict & Sylvester,
Br. Mark Orcutt, O.S.B.

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