Mount Saviour Monastery
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 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.
Shearing Day: May
26. Lauds/Mass at 7:00 a.m.
Encounters: Finding and Forming Community in the
21st Century --2007
is a 3 credit undergraduate course on
COMMUNITY with a 9 day residency at Mt.
Saviour Monastery, Elmira,
from Monday, May 28 (evening) thru Thursday, June 7, 2007 (noon).
Mandell, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN
Mary Skinner, Empire State College <Mary.Skinner@esc.edu> and Trude de Jong, Elmira
Click for details. Click for registration form.
All are welcome for a 5 day
session. Click here for details.
Experience, July 1 - July 31
A four-week experience in
a Catholic Benedictine
monastery that draws participants – through prayer, community life,
study – into a world of relationships and networks that reveal God.
An experience for men
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.
year's theme is: "The Parable of the Prodigal Son: Stories of
Forgiveness, Healing and Reconciliation." Interested participants
reserve a space by obtaining materials from Mary Ann Cleary whose email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost varies for day and boarding participants and includes all meals.
Mount Saviour page
Guest Brother E-mail: email@example.com
Monastery E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org