Thanksgiving Day 2003 Mount Saviour Monastery

November 2003

The month of November is a time to remember deceased relatives and friends.  An oblate and architect, Alain Verley was buried in the presence of most of his children and grandchildren on November 1st.  At the end of the month, we were informed of the death of Fr. Burkhard Neunheuser, monk of Maria Laach and close friend of Rev. Father Damasus.  He spent some time with us and shared his expertise in liturgy.  His enthusiasm for monastic life and the liturgy was an inspiration for those who got to know him.  On Thanksgiving Day, we received all the guests for the traditional meal.  Our Christmas Chronicle is available on the web and will be mailed in December.
        Br. Pierre

Merry Christmas

Coming Events:

A Winter Gathering
Mount Saviour Monastery will be the site of the second Emmaus Experience on January 16-19, 2004.  Persons wishing to participate in this retreat, as well as participants from the Summer '03 Emmaus Experience, are most welcome.  Participants will explore together, in presentations, group discussions, and in prayer, the Emmaus story as told in Luke 24:13-36.  The gathered community will seek to understand its meaning for them today and ways in which they can live out the challenge of this Gospel together.

For more information and/or a registration form, contact:
Mary Skinner
740 Clark Hollow Rd.
Pine City, NY 14871
Patricia Ladley
502 Underwood Ave.
Elmira, NY 14905


Sheep May Safely Graze.  A weekend Retreat for Knitters at Mount Saviour Monastery
February 6-8, 2004.  On receipt of your registration we will send you a skein of Mount Saviour yarn.  We ask you to add your own wool to this skein and make a child’s sweater for sale in the monastery bookstore.  Meditations will be given by Penny Byham, a Mount Saviour Oblate from NY City who has been leading parish retreats here for the past five years.  She is also an avid knitter, a designer of sweaters, a devoted grandmother and Director of Professional Development for Citigroup’s Private Bank.
Cost: $175, including meals  lodging.  $100 for day guests. Limited to 25 overnight guests and 10 day guests.  Address: Knitters’ Retreat c/o Penelope Byham, 160 W. 77th St., Apt 3B NYC, NY 10024. Checks to be made out to Mount Saviour Monastery. Questions: Please e-mail < >

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