Mount Saviour Monastery
The 4th of July is always celebrated with an outdoor picnic .
Guests and some neighbors join the monks for the traditional hot dogs and
hamburgers: our vegetarians could find suitable food also. While
Sr. Camille D'Arienzo was here for her retreat, she gave us a talk
on the the situation pertaining to the LCWR. On July 14th, Abbot
Hugh Anderson, president of the American-Cassinese Congregation officiated
at the installation of Fr. Joseph Gabriel Cusimano, monk of Christ
in the Desert, as Prior Administrator for a period of 3 years.
First row: Br. Stephen, Fr. James, Abbot Hugh Anderson, Prior Joseph
Gabriel, Br. Francis
2nd. row: Br. Joseph, Br. Ceadmon, Br. Antonio, Br. Pierre, Br.Gabriel
Last row: Br. Dominic-Savio, Br. Randy, Br. John, Br. Justin, Fr.
Patrick Mundy, Br. Bruno
On July 26, Br. Caedmon who spent 10 months with us returned to
his monastery, Christ in the Desert. In the afternoon. a tornado
hit our area. The worst damage began 3 miles from us, in Golden Glow
through Elmira. St. Joseph's Hospital, where Fr. Martin resides,
lost their power for 24 hours. We had no power for 4 days; our generator
supplied enough power for the lights and the refrigerators of the main
building. Many trees broke but the damage to the buildings was minimal.
The worst was to a 70 foot-long canopy between the dining room and the
chapel. It landed upside down against the chapel. We plan to
replace it with a permanent structure. On July 30th, the power came
back on in time to celebrate the 85th birthday of Br. Stephen
Emmaus Gathering: Oct. 5-8. 2012. Stories of resurrection:
Humanity Coming Alive.
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