Monastery News Page
November 03, 2023


A Difficult Month

     Last month, our community was struck twice with sadness.  On Monday, October 9th, Ralph Singer, the Father of Br. Marty Singer passed away at Sacred Heart Hospice in Troy at the age of 89.  By his side was his granddaughter and Br. Marty as they recited the Rosary of Our Lady.  The following day, Br. Antony Maldonado (the Superior of Holy Face Monastery) was informed that his older sister, Maria de Lourdes Sanchez died in the afternoon after suffering complications from Lupus at a hospital in Puerto Rico.  The funeral for Ralph Singer was celebrated at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Utica and was well attended by family, friends and members of our community.  To attend the Liturgy for his sister, Br. Antony travelled to Puerto Rico to join her loved ones at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Bayanon on October 15th to comfort one another and celebrate the gift of her life. 

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Ralph and Maria de Lourdes as well as the Holy Spiritís comfort and strength for their families!