Mount Saviour Monastery
On May 3rd. we had the blessing of the St. Benedict carving made by
Br. Dominic Savio out the willow tree that
was damaged during the tornado of July 2012. At the same time the
new John Deere lawnmower was blessed. On May 4th, Dr.
Maxwell Johnson talked to the community about his work at Notre
Dame Uniniversity. The next day, he gave the 11th Annual Damasus
Memorial Lecture. His interests are in the origins and development
of early Christian Liturgy and in the history and theology of the rites
of Christian initiation. His book, The Rites of Christian Initiation: Their
Evolution and Interpretation, revised and expanded edition (Collegeville:
Pueblo, 2007), is widely used in schools of theology and seminaries.
On May 6th, we celebrated Br. Dominic Savio's name's day and we
had the visit of Abbot Philip from Christ in the Desert and Prior
Dominic from the Vietnamese monastery in Texas. On May 10th,
Br. Francis, Br. Joseph and Br. Justin attended the graduation of
Br. Paul Lavang, a monk of Christ in the Desert, at St. Vincent
Archabbey and Seminary. On May 13th, Sr. Donald Corcoran conducted
our annual retreat. After spending a couple of months with us, Fr.
Bernard from Christ in the Desert returned home with Br. Paul Lavang
who was here since his graduation. On May 25th, two shearers
were able to remove the wool on 160 sheep with the help of many volunteers
in six hours. On May 29th, Br. Teresio Thuku from Kenya arrived
to begin his postulancy.
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Dedication Day: Aug. 11, Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by a brunch