Cemetery StatueMount Saviour Monastery

November 2004

On All Souls Day, Nov. 2nd. the community visits the cemetery to pay respect to our deceased members of the community.  On that occasion we blessed our renovated statue.  On Sunday, the community had a special outing at the invitation of Mary and Rick Canali, owners of The Palms Restaurant.  They are closed on Sundays but they let us relax by ourselves while they served us a delicious Italian meal.  On Nov. 11th, we celebrated Fr. Martin's feast day with a short piano recital and an exhibit of St. Martin's paintings covering many centuries.  A few days later, Fr. Martin went to  Weston Priory as one of the visitators.  Thanksgiving Day is always celebrated with all our guests and some neighbors. 
Tom ColucciOn Nov. 29th,  TomColucci, a retired fireman from New York city, was received as postulant.  The ceremony begins with a prostration by the postulant asking for mercy and some words of welcome by the superior.  After some prayers over him, he is greeted with the kiss of peace.  We sent our Christmas Chronicle to the printer and you can see the internet edition.

Coming Events:

Advent Retreat:
Although we are usually able to meet with those who ask to speak with one or other of the monks while on Retreat, an increasing number of people would like a conference or two during their stay with us.  While they share the rhythm of the Monastery, Eucharist and Offices we will give week end Retreats on:

December 17-18-19 on the Mystery of Advent - Christmas- Epiphany.
This event is a special Christmas Gift by the monks to whomever can take advantage of it.  We will welcome both Resident and Day Guests.   Vespers  with the beautiful ‘O’ Antiphons Friday  the17th at 6:30 PM then a  Conference and Compline.  Saturday 9:00 AM Mass & Conference 10:30 AM  a hot meal and a Conference at 2:00 PM,  Sunday the Conference will be 10:30 AM.  Please make the reservation by Tuesday 14 December.  A free will offering can be made by Day Guests.

Vocation concerns: We can welcome 5 men ages 35-45 from Jan.6-9 who are considering a monastic vocation.  Please send a brief family, education & work history with your reservation request.  We welcome inquiries at any time. Visits require times when some of the monks are more available.

Where May Sheep Safely Graze in this Present World
Second Annual Weekend Retreat for Knitters at Mount Saviour Monastery
January 14-17, 2005.  See the information page.

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