Mount Saviour Monastery
On May 3rd., we celebrated Fr. James' feastday. He made
a lot of progress since his return from the hospital after 6 weeks of physio-therapy.
He moves around with a walker and the monks take turns to accompany
him for different activities. On May 6th, Br. Dominic Savio
had his feastday. Fr. Joseph Gabriel attended a meeting of
Benedictine and Cistercians at St. Joseph Abbey in Spencer MA and
continued to New York City for an oblates' meeting. The lambing season
extended longer than usual because of the severe winter conditions.
We counted 203 lambs from 120 ewes. In the middle of the month, we
vaccinated the lambs and they received another shot on shearing day, May
24th. Many helpers and spectators came for that event as the picture
shows. Some of the wool is sent to a mill in Maine to process for
knitting yarns. We had to increase the price of the wool because
of the increased cost of shearing and shipping; we sell a 4 ounce skein
for $8.00. Wool products can be seen on the web site.
June 24th: Christ in the Desert Monastery, founded by monks of
Mount Saviour, will celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Warning ! Saturday, July 12th: Because of conflicting scheduling.
the Bishop of Rochester, Most Rev. Salvatore Matano. will preside
for the solemnity of St. Benedict. at 9:00 a.m.