Congratulations Brother David

Our Brother David Allen celebrates two significant anniversaries next week. On Wednesday, 19 December he celebrates his 89th birthday and on Friday, 21 December (the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle) he celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Following the Eucharist on Sunday, 16 December there will be a reception in his honor. Please help to celebrate these milestones in Brother David’s life.


  1. Ray Surean on December 23, 2018 at 23:31

    Dear David, congratulations on your two celebrations. You have been a good friend for over 45 years since i first met you at the monastery as a young oblate probationer. God bless.

  2. Louise Clarke on December 13, 2018 at 12:37

    Dear Brother David
    We moved to Providence from Upstate New York ten years ago. One of the many great blessings has been SSJE and the daily, life affirming emails.
    My husband was hospitalized two weeks ago with acute leukemia and we find ourselves in an end of life battle. Knowing Jesus as Lord, Savior and Friend makes this walk a mysterious yet glorious pilgrimage and though we have never visited you in Boston I feel fellowship with you as I read and listen to your words and those from all the SSJE brothers. God bless you Brother David. Thank you for your encouragement on the road.

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