Please keep in your prayers two members of the Cistercian community at Nunraw Abbey in Haddington who have died.

Fr Raymond Jaconelli (main pic, left) died on Friday 12 August at 5:30am. He was 90 years old, in the 69th year of his monastic profession and the 65th year of his ordination.

Fr Raymond’s funeral will be at the Abbey on Saturday 20 August at 11:00am.

Br Philip Bell also died on Friday, 12 August at 1:45am. He was 98 years old and in the 68th year of his monastic profession.

Br Philip’s funeral will be at the Abbeyon Saturday 27 August at 11:00am.

There will be a buffet in the community refectory of Nunraw Abbey after both burials.

The news comes following the death of fellow Cistercian Rev Thomas Hood. He died earlier this month at St Anne's care home in Musselburgh, aged 93.

All men were members of  the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (OCSO), who are wdedicated to seeking God and following the Gospel in prayer and work. May they rest in peace.