St. Joseph

Mount Saviour Monastery

March 2004
At the monastery, we celebrate the patron saint of each monk.  Birthdays are rarely noticed but we had a quiet celebration for the 80th birthday of Fr. Martin.  On the 10th of March, he drove to New York City for the Oblate Meeting.  
Many solemnities occurred this month: St. Joseph ( statue from the Mount Saviour collection), St. Benedict and the Annunciation .
The community sang Vespers and Compline at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira on March 21st.  Fr. Martin offered some reflections after a Biblical reading.  This annual custom, on the 4th Sunday of Lent, allows us to share our faith and a meal with the congregation.  
Our  guests may remember our big white dog, Bella, who used to bark at night to keep predators away.  She died of old age.  We apologize for her disturbing behavior;  the donkeys who are taking over her duties are not so noisy.

Holy Week 2004:
Thursday: Mass of the Lord at 5 p.m.
Friday: Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3 p.m.
Sunday: Paschal Vigil and Mass at 4:30 a.m.

A trip to Italy for friends of Mount Saviour.  Stay in a Villa in Tuscany
October 2-16.  Call Diane Treveiler for details -toll free 866 831-7769.

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