Mount Saviour Monastery
The weather condition forced many guests to cancel or shorten their
visit at the monastery. Last year, we had formed a steering committee
made of 4 laymen and 3 monks to find ways to generate more income and give
meaning works to the monks. With the help of some Elmira College
professors, we agreed begin a project concerning our candle operation.
Professor Jim Mullen found 2 students, Mollie Hamilton and Jackie
Burns to work on that project. They made a remarkable presentation
regarding the marketing and the possible expansion of this craft.
A second project was initiated under the direction of Professor Alison
Wolfe to make a survey of our guest operation to know the expectations
and the needs of our guests. The students are using our list of contacts
to find out what is needed to make our hospitality more meaningful.
We are grateful to our guests over the years who could give us your honest
opinion through that survey. The students will give us a report ounce
they have enough data.
Sunday, March 14th: Vespers will be at Grace Episcopal Church
in Elmira at 6:00 p.m. and Compline around 8:00
The public is welcome.
Sunday, March 22nd.: Dr. Michael Higgens, Vice-President of the
International Thomas Merton Society will give a lecture entitled: "Making
and Remaking of the Diarist of Gethsemani" at 11:00 a.m.