News: The month of June was very full with activities and many solemnities.
Fr. Joseph Gabriel went to Syracuse on June 4th for an oblates'
meeting. On Pentecost Sunday, a long expected donkey was born and
lived only 24 hours due to lung problem. Fr. Joel Rippinger,
monk of Marmion Abbey gave our annual retreat from June 9th to the 14th.
On June 15th, Abbot Bruno, President of the Subiaco-Casinese congregation
arrived for a fraternal visitation with Abbot Anselm from Pluscarden,
England. Our 3 Juniors (monks in simple vows) attended a workshop
with others Benedictine monks at St. Vincent's Archabbey from June 17 to
the 28th. On June 19th, Fr. James Cronen celebrated his 87th
birthday. During the day, he can move to the chapel and to other
places with a walker to keep his muscles in good condition. Fr.
Joseph Gabriel and Br. Pierre went Christ in the Desert, New Mexico
to meet with monks of the Subiaco-Cassinese congregation and and other
monks from small Mexican monasteries to discuss the possibility of forming
an American Province in the congregation and to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the founding of the monastery by Fr. Aelred Wall with the assistance
of some monks of Mount Saviour. The triptych behind the Blessed Sacrement
shows St. Peter with the keys (June 29th) and St. John the Baptist (June
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
Oblate Retreat: Oct.18-20, 2014. Topic: Reformation of Life.
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