Setting Sun

by Little Brother

It never fails to seem uncommonly busy during the summer on Cape Cod — and by extension here in the Community of Jesus.  This year we are not putting on large theater productions, performing choir concerts, or sending the field band out for shows and workshops.  But we’re still going full tilt with building, renovating, cleaning, gardening, hosting — you name it — in and around our daily rhythm of corporate and private prayer.  So it was a blessing to me at the close of a full day to look up from cooking dinner and see a golden hue of the setting sun reflecting off the church, as if to remind me: all is well. 

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About Faithful Friar

I am a 20+ year member of the Community of Jesus Brotherhood, so I live in the Friary with the other vowed brothers along with any novices or combination of guest/ resident men – young or old – who may be with us at any given time. Our vows are the same as any simple or solemnly professed Community member, with the addition of consecrated celibacy and poverty. I moved here shortly out of high school to study music for a summer. At the end of that summer I chose to stay here as a CJ member. Shortly thereafter I knew another change was needed, and asked to be accepted into the brotherhood first as a postulant, later as a novice. My life in the Brotherhood involves a variety of occupations, but they are centered on the continual service of prayer and praise in our church and on the outreach ministries springing from that service. This means manual labor as well as ongoing study and training: theological, musical, technical/ scientific, artistic, historical, philosophical, etc. Sometimes this involves teaching others, so that is part of our life too. It’s a life of poverty and yet full of hidden riches.

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