Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Sacred Triduum this year is taking place
in the small chapel of a University Hall of residence.
It is a difficult location.
This causes us to pull out all stops to try to make it a success.
The Monastery Garage
Preparations for the Sacred Triduum.
The Brothers are renovating an old altar
which they will transport by trailer to the little chapel
tomorrow morning, Holy Thursday.
Brother Clemens painting the old altar.
There are also matching altar rails thanks to white paint.
Brother has prepared the mensa or altar-top
and is about to lower the altar stone into its place.
Brother Nicodemus Mary is painting with gold obtained
for him by our friend,
the local artist and statue repairer,
Mr. Damian Walker.
Deacon Brother Magdala Maria is
directing Brother Xavier Maria who is inside the altar
lining up the new wooden support.
One of the great consolations of the religious life
is to see Brethren who pray together and
also work together in great peace and mutual co-operation;
"just getting the job done"
working to late at night
to do something worthwhile for Our Lord and for souls.
May God bless their work
and the Holy Triduum.