Autumn-Rose LesterMount Saviour Monastery

August 2007
This month, we had three observers who spent time to "observe" our life and its values.  The feast of the Transfiguration is our patronal feast and is rich in meanings and symbols.  On Aug. 12th, a large crowd came for the Sunday mass and shared a brunch with other benefactors.  It was followed by a music program arranged by Claire Smock; music for two pianos and two flutes.  Autumn-Rose Lester (in the picture) showed a lot of talent at her young age.
We were reminded of the facts of life when the power was lost twice and the lightning on the steeple damaged some equipment.  The crypt needed some electrical rewiring to allow better safety.  For two weeks, a crew of specialists came to remove the asbestos on the two old boilers and a hot water tank.  The boiler room was sealed every night and it was monitored by a different company to assure that the asbestos fibers were not floating around.  We thank all those who contributed to this operations with  their gifts.  The next steps will be the dismantling of the boilers and the installation of two new efficient boilers.

Coming Events:
Sunday, Sept. 9th  4:00 p.m. 
A slide presentation by Msgr. Timothy Verdon of Florence, Italy: Russia and the West, Identical Christian Values, Different Cultural Heritages.

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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