“From the time I was 18 years old this monk continuously reminded me how much God loved me. I took this picture only days before his death from throat cancer. Even though he was in great pain, Br. Rene never missed a single liturgy with his Trappist brothers. On my first visit as a guest he told me ‘When I entered this monastery, the abbot told me, “there are only two people here, you and Jesus.” You should remember the same thing.’ He showed me the face of God every day I saw him.”
Submitted by the Hermit of Bardstown.