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Mount Saviour Monastery
On September 5th, we received the Presiding
Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Frank Griswold, for his annual
visit of rest and retreat. His many years of relationship with the
monastery continue to mark his concern for ecumenism in spite of his important
role. After the first vespers of the feast of the Exultation of the
Cross, we received into the novitiate Br. Adélard (Christopher) Kosciuk
and Br. Joseph Amendola. Part of the ritual is the washing by the superior;
a sign of hospitality that is found in the Rule of St. Benedict. Br.
Adélard was born and raised in MIller Place, Long Island, and is the
youngest of 5 brothers. He received his B.A. in philosophy at St. Bonaventure
University and his M.A. at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. He
was a novice with the Marist Fathers before coming to Mount Saviour. Br.
Joseph is from Montrose, PA and has managed different businesses and sales
representation. On Sunday, Sept. 21st., the community
was invited by Rick and Mary Canali, owners of the Palms Restaurant
for a special dinner. This unusual outing was a good way to relax and
enjoy the delicacies of Italian cuisine. On Sept. 28th, Fr. Jerome
Hall, S.J. was the guest speaker for the first annual Fr. Damasus Winzen
Memorial Lecture. With the topic " The Presence of Christ
", he presented his first impressions at
Mount Saviour. Being a native of Elmira, he heard Fr. Damasus
at the liturgy and he became interested in the theology of Dom Odo Casel
on the "mysterium theory"
. His talk will be published
in a coming book commemorating the 50th anniversary of Mount Saviour.
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