I want to be up on the hill with those guys --Abbot John Klassen, OSB
who made bricks here, who milked cows,
who taught and preached,
and lived in this community,
coming together on good days and bad to praise the Lord.
I want to be with those who baked the bread,
made the sausage and apple pies,
who taught countless students,
and baptized, married, and buried,
who made music and a community of faith in Jesus Christ.
Homily, June 6, 2008: Dedication of the Cemetery Expansion