This year it was Br. Seelos's father who stepped up to the mark and lit the fire.
Due to the wind which was slowly picking up, it took two attempts to get the fire going, but the flames finally took hold!
Fr. Michael Mary, F.SS.R. blesses the fire
Domine Deus, Pater omnipotens, lumen indeficiens, qui es conditor omnium luminum:
novum hunc ignem sanctifica + , et praesta: ut ad te, qui es lumen indeficiens,
puris mentibus post hujus saeculi caliginem pervenire valeamus.
Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
Let us pray.
Lord God, almighty Father, the Light that never fails and the source of all light,
sanctify + this new fire, and grant that after the darkness of this life
we may come unsullied to Thee Who art light eternal;
through Christ our Lord. Amen
The brothers prepare the barbeque. These were homemade burgers from our own beef.
Luckily we are able to use the end of this shed when the weather is not so pleasant.
With the fire having died down to a bearable size, folk can't resist going to stand about it despite the wet!
As the evening wore on, Br. Seelos set himself to entertaining everyone, and it was very well done.