For the past year, we have enjoyed the presence of a couple monks from
Christ in the Desert. After some discussion with Abbot Philip, the
chapter accepted his offer to send his prior to lead our community.
The Abbot President of the American Cassinese Congregation, Abbot Hugh
Anderson, appointed Fr. Joseph Gabriel Cusimano as prior administrator
for a period of three years. His family lives in Buffalo, NY.
He arrived on June 8th to begin his assignment accompanied by Br. Francis
who spent 3 months here in 2002. On June 19, Fr. James celebrated
his 85th birthday. His physical and mental energies are not as good
as they once were. Since the present canon law requires that
the superior of a Benedictine monastery has to be a priest, we had to look
for outside help. Fr. Martin is stable in the skilled nursing
facity of St. Joseph's Hospital. His memory is not always functioning
properly. He seems to remain in good spirit in spite of his limitations.
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Dedication Day: Aug. 12th, Mass at 10 :00 a.m. followed by a
brunch and musical entertainment.