One of the residents at Via Christi Village has died. His name is Gilbert Joseph "Gib" Kuhn. He passed away Friday evening at the nursing home.
He had been out of the home at the hospital until it was decided there was nothing more that could be done. On Friday morning I saw him being led out of the elevator on a stretcher and respirator and back to his bedroom on the second floor.
A few of our postulant brothers who visit Via Christi are on their way to greet the Kuhn family at the nursing home. While they gather at St. John's chapel, I will bring prayers for Gib to our chapel for night prayer.
The sister of one of the friars of St. Fidelis Friary has also died. We expect to attend her funeral, as many of us as we can, formation schedule permitting.
In small towns such as Hays and Victoria, these passings are felt like the sacramental events they are.
For Gib, our friar's sister, and for all the souls flown recently from earthly life as we know it, eternal rest grant to them, O God, and let perpetual light shine upon them.