Mount Saviour Monastery
On March 5th, we began Lent with Ash Wednesday. The community
observed a "Desert Day" on the first Wednesday of the month. After
Mass there is no public prayers until Vespers and the meals for the men
guests and the monks are taken in a buffet style. This free space
of time is intended to allow the monks to pray and reflect according to
personal needs or devotions that are meaningful to their own spiritual
growth. On March 11th, Brs. John and Dominic Savio visited
the John XIII seminary near Boston for interviews in preparation for studies
in the Fall. On March 14th, Fr. James came back from the hospital
with renewed strength. On March 19th, Sr. Joan Riddley, osb
arrived to give us 6 conferences on Eucharistic Adoration. The month
of March is special with 3 solemnities: St. Joseph, St. Benedict and the
Annunciation when we remember Br. Gabriel's feast day. On
March 22nd. Br. Bruno visited his sick brother, Christopher Lane,
who died some days later. On the 4th Sunday of Lent, we have the
custom of singing Vespers and Compline at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira.
We share a meal with the parishioners and renew our friendship.
Br. Luke, our infirmarian treating a leg wound on Fr. James
Lambing after April 17th. (for 3 weeks)
Holy Thursday: 5:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday: 3:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Easter Sunday: 4:30 a.m. Paschal Vigil (No mass at 9:00
Easter Monday: Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, April 27th 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Damasus Winzen Lecture
with Abbot Jerome Koddell, o.s.b.
The Recovery of Lectio Divina after Vatican II. Click for details