On March 6th, Fr.
Martin represented the community for the funeral service of Douglas Gravel, the director of the
New York Oblates. He remained very devoted to Mount Saviour in
spite of a long battle with cancer. The fourth Sunday of Lent is
a traditional visit to Grace Episcopal Church to sing Vespers and
Compline. The parishioners always prepare a festive supper for
the occasion. Br. Thomas
came back to spend Holy Week with us and was accompanied by 2
Vietnamese monks who are studying at St.Vincent Seminary.
The Friends of Mount Saviour have arranged a
series of lectures on the theme of The
Rule of St.Benedict for Everyday Life. Many topics of the
Rules were addressed such as Listening
to God and One Another presented by Ms. Giovina Caroscio on March
7th. The following Sunday, Sr.
Donald Corcoran gave her presentation entitled: Conversion of Life, Work and
Prayer. The last
talk of the series will be on April 11th on Hospitality and Compassion by Fr. Martin Boler.