We are sorry to bring you bad news on the day before Christmas. Fr. Edmund died this morning after a six day illness in Newport Hospital. As you know his lungs have been problematic for some time. He developed pneumonia at the beginning of the week and could not overcome it.
Our Lord came to save us. Please pray over this Christmas for the repose of Fr. Edmund.
The Mass of Christian burial for Dom Edmund Adams, O.S.B., '57 will take place on Friday, January 6, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the Portsmouth Abbey Church of St. Gregory the Great. The service will be followed by interment in the Abbey cemetery and a reception.
Dom Edmund's casket will be received for the Vespers of the Dead in the Abbey church on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., and will remain in repose throughout the night under the watch of the Easter vigil candle. All are invited to attend Vespers, and the church will remain open for prayers into the night.