The great Pornchai Moontri – whose depth of humanity, whose depth of faith I admire immensely — is still a prisoner in a Maximum Security Prison in New Hampshire. Much of that was spent in solitary confinement. He now knows Jesus as a great friend… Jesus, the Son of the Living God, the Son of the Immaculate Conception. You can read about Pornchai in his own words over on These Stone Walls. We’ve mentioned him many times here on Holy Souls Hermitage. Just type in “pornchai moontri” into the search box on the sidebar. Yikes!
Well, this same Pornchai Moontri is a Master Woodworker, besides being a most extraordinary mathematician. He sent me a keepsake box he made recently in prison. The workmanship is absolutely impeccable. All the joints come together exactly. The cover has no slippage. There are unending details, like the recessed bottom…
And… and… the sacred oils from the Chrism Mass fit perfectly inside. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect repository for the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Infirm, the Sacred Chrism. Thank you, Pornchai. Of course, that’s kind of a guarantee for prayers for you!
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Thanks go to D. F. for his contribution to Holy Souls Hermitage. He sent in a project he has been working on, pictured above, The Life of Christ Rosary. Doctor (for he’s a physician), might I share this in more detail with the readers? The good doctor also recommends I get rabies shots for the bats in the hermitage. I must report that that bat invasion was a once off event. I kind of miss them!
Thanks go to C.W., who sent in a donation, also of Mystic Monk Coffee (very delicious) and something very mysterious to me, a Mystic Monk Press. I will have to learn how to use such a contraption. It looks most complicated. Not the usual coffee grounds in a billy bucket over an open fire!
Thanks go to D.K. for her contribution to Holy Souls Hermitage. Her words of forcing the gift on me against all my protestations should satisfy any IRS invasion! And, yes, we are keeping up the prayers for N. at John Hopkins. Yikes!
Thanks go to TPF and RLF for their contribution to Holy Souls Hermitage! Very kind indeed!
Thanks go to GPE and SME for their donation to Holy Souls Hermitage. Always faithful!
Thanks go to M.L., who sent in this frightful volume about the Vatileaks. You can’t get more out of context than this, can you?
Thanks fo the Tyburns for sending in the newly published volume about Mother Adèle Garnier, foundress of the Congregation of Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre, O.S.B. Please God, I will be writing much more about Mother Garnier as time goes on. Vocations anyone!
And thanks to S.S. for sending in a back issue of Envoy Magazine, so that I might take a gander at Peter Kreeft’s take on C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters:
UPDATE: See Steven’s most recent comment in the comments. They are having an auction on behalf of the orphanage…