Garce Episcopal Church (Elmira NY) Mount Saviour Monastery

March 2003

The monastery celebrates Shrove Tuesday with a movie (comedy) to relax before Lent..  We enjoyed watching 'My Big Fat  Greek Wedding".  Three groups spent week-ends here during the month: St. John's University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Ithaca College.  On March 11th, Br. Luke was hospitalized for the rest of the month due to pains after a fall.   On March 19th, the feast of St. Joseph had a special meaning with the reception  of two new postulants: Joseph Amendola from Montrose PA and Christopher Kosniuk from Long Island.  For Laetare Sunday, March 30th, the community sang vespers and compline at Grace Episcopal Church.  This annual outing allows a rich encounter with our neighbors to share prayer and a meal.

Unplanned Lambing:
Last fall, a young ram jumped the fence , three times, to meet interesting partners.  We witnessed the consequences on March 9th with the first set of twins.  Lambing was due around April 10th.  By the end of March, 70 ewes had given birth to 138 healthy lambs.  Needless to say that the regular lambing season will be lighter than in the past.
Lambs at Mount Saviour
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Holy Thursday:
Mass of the Lord's Supper  5:00 p.m.
Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord's Passion  3:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Paschal Vigil 4:15 a.m.

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