In today's Office of Readings we encounter a reading from "The Imitation of Christ" by St Thomas à Kempis (1379 - 1471). Thomas à Kempis himself was born in Kempen, a small town not far from Cologne. He went to a school founded by Gerhard Groote, and in 1399 became a member of the recently founded Augustinian house of which John, his elder brother, was the first prior. He remained a member of this community for the rest of his life. For a reflection, "The truth of the Lord endures for ever," please click on the image. Peace be with you!