Votive mass

“The sun has already risen.
In just a moment we will go to conventual Mass
and then to work.
And so, little by little, one day after the other,
we wait patiently for God to call
us to keep blessing Him for all eternity,
but without having to package chocolates
or eat lentils.
Truly whenever I remember that work lasts but
while rest lasts an eternity,
I can do anything with pleasure and joy…
it all comes and goes.”

-San Rafael Arnaiz

Votive mass

Saint Raphael Arnaiz, cistercian oblat

Memorial