General News from the Province

A sad news: our Brother John Harding was found dead

All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Death,From whose embrace no mortal can escape.Woe to those who die in mortal sin!Happy those she finds doing your will!The second death can do them no harm.Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks. And serve him with great humility. (St. Framcis of Asissi)



It is with great sorrow that I have to tell you that today, about midday,
our Brother John Harding was found dead on a public footpath probably on his
way to our Friary at Craigmillar where he normally came for Wednesday lunch.
As you may know, he was subject to epileptic seizures which had become more
frequent lately, but the exact cause of death will have to be established by
post mortem.  We last saw him on Sunday when he came to us as usual on a
Sunday afternoon, but he showed signs then of a mental confusion which
caused me to take him back to his residence by car to make sure that he got
there safely.

I will let you know further details when these become available.

May rest in peace.

Boniface, O.F.M.