The First Knight in the Preceptory. The First to Persevere to the End.
It is our hope in Our Lord Jesus Christ that makes even the most bitter news be mingled with sweetness. Our brother, dom. Charles, the First professed Knight of the North American Preceptory and its first Preceptor died at the age of 84 on March 16th of this year. His obituary can be found here. A Requiem Mass was said for dom. Charles Adams at the Magistral Church on Friday, April 14th.
Vespers of the Dead was said the Priory of the Annunciation on Monday April 17th. Livestream here
His Funeral is going to be at St. Josephs in Richmond, on April 18th, the Rosary being said at 9:30 am followed by the Requiem Mass. In attendance will be dom. Noah, dom. Jason, dom Edgardo, Oblate Jason. It is no small thing that dom. Charles is the first Knight in the North American preceptory to persevere in his Vows till the end of his life. As the rule says: " These are the instruments of spiritual art! If we shall make use of them day and night and return them on the day of judgement, we shall obtain from the Lord the reward that He himself promised: “No eye has ever seen, nor ear has ever heard what God has prepared for those who love him" Inclina, Domine, aurem tuam ad preces nostras, quibus misericordiam tuam supplices deprecamur, ut animam famuli tui Caroli, quam de hoc saeculo migrare iussisti, in pacis ac lucis regione constituas et Sanctorum tuorum iubeas esse consortem. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.