Watercolor by Br. LukeMount Saviour Monastery

February 2002
Br. Luke 92

News:  The month began with the 92nd. birthday of Br. Luke Pape who had just finished this watercolor painting.  He attends most of the offices faithfully and can move around with his walker (on wheels).  Shrove Tuesday is a traditional "free day" ending with a movie to relax (Duck Soup with the Marx Brothers).  On Feb. 18th, we had a meeting with Abbot Timothy Kelly, president of the American Cassinese congregation, and Fr. Dan Ward who informed us on the proceedings of their congregation.  Some Sisters of St. Joseph from Rochester rented the guest house for their retreat and invited the monks to share a meal with them. On the 27th, we finalized the contract to repair the refectory with tinted windows and structural improvements.

Our oblate/friend, Diane Treveiler, who arranged trips for the monastery in the past, is now planning a trip to Santiago de Compostela.   It will be Oct. 6-21. 2002. starting in Lyons France, stopping in LePuy, Conques, Moissac,Rocamadour, Pamplona, Burgos, Leon, Bierzo, and finally Santiago de Compostela.  The 15 night trip includes breakfast daily and most dinners.   They will stay at excellent hotels and some paradores in Spain.  The price is $3500 per person.  Prospective passengers could e-mail her trevtravel@juno.com or call  her 800 266-0085

Coming Events:
March 10th: At 6:00 p.m. the monks will sing Vespers and Compline at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira.
Holy Thursday: 5:00 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper
Good Friday: 3:00 p.m. Good Friday Service
Easter Sunday: 3:45 a.m. Paschal Vigil

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