Mount Saviour Monastery

April 2007
On April 1st., Fr. Martin and a few friends of the monastery attended the New York Emmy Awards ceremony in New City because our video, The Everyday had received three nominations: Best religious documentary, best audio and best photography.  The evening started with great excitement when they presented the first category, best audio.  Matthew Kells, Sean P. McGinn had work hard on the project and they were rewarded with a second award: best photography.  The video was shown many times on most PBS stations in our state.
The Holy Week and Easter attracted a large crowd of guests for this important feast of our liturgical year.  It was followed by the arrival of our first lambs on April 13th.  Two days later, four inches of snow covered our fields and we had to improvise special maternity wards to accommodate the ewes that could not wait to deliver.  At the end of the month, 200 healthy lambs were running in the fields.  We were blessed with few problems of birthing and no visit by predators.
On April 20th, Br. John Thompson attended a workshop on Behavioral Assessment of Candidates in Plymouth MI.  On the Week-end of April 27th, the Ithaca Loaves and Fishes Group were here for their annual retreat and invited the monks for an ice cream social.
Our Dedication Day letter was sent to the printer and will be mailed in May.
Fr. Carl AricoConference by Fr. Carl AricoFr. Carl Arico gave a lively lecture in the chapel on contemplative and centering prayer.  There is a renewed interest in this area for this ancient form of prayer.

Coming Events:

Shearing Day: May 26.  Lauds/Mass at 7:00 a.m.

Radical Encounters: Finding and Forming Community in the 21st Century --2007
is a 3 credit undergraduate course on RELIGION and COMMUNITY with a 9 day residency at Mt. Saviour Monastery, Elmira, New York from Monday, May 28 (evening) thru Thursday, June 7, 2007 (noon). Faculty Coordinators: Gail Mandell, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN <>; Mary Skinner, Empire State College <>  and Trude de Jong, Elmira College .
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All are welcome for a 5 day session.  Click here for details.

Summer Experience, July 1 - July 31
A four-week experience in a Catholic Benedictine monastery that draws participants – through prayer, community life, work and study – into a world of relationships and networks that reveal God.
 An experience for men ages 20-35
N.B. We lost the e-mail of a correspondant, please, write again.

Emmaus Experience VI, and ecumenical conference for lay people, will take place at Mount Saviour Monastery from late afternoon on Friday October 5, 2007 through noon on Monday, October 8, 2007.  This year's theme is: "The Parable of the Prodigal Son: Stories of Forgiveness, Healing and Reconciliation."  Interested participants can reserve a space by obtaining materials from Mary Ann Cleary whose email address is  Cost varies for day and boarding participants and includes all meals.

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