I am profoundly touched by the many messages of encouragement that came to us following the events of early Good Friday morning in our guesthouse. Heartfelt thanks to all of you who have affirmed your support of Silverstream Priory. Not a few friends saw in the nocturnal burst of hot water and steam a manifestation of the Evil One’s discontent with what is happening at Silverstream. A brother monk in an English abbey was kind enough to write:
Just a word to say to you and the brethren to hang in there! You must be doing something right if the Devil sees fit to try to throw you off during the Triduum. Stand up to him, strong in faith. Make do as best you can and the Lord, and the Church, will supply. I have no doubt that the Lord will provide for you, in his own good way and in his own good time.
Another dear friend in California wrote:
I also want to encourage you as others have already done on your blog to stay strong and not allow this to get the better of you. [...]