Mount Saviour Monastery

June 2015
Juniors in AtchiisonNews:
   During the first week of June, Fr. Richard Fréchette, a Passionist priest in Haiti, conducted our annual retreat. We had read his book during Lent. "As a priest and a physician, Richard Frechette has known the body, heart, and soul of people in the most anguishing of circumstances. He has carried out his double ministry over the past twenty-five years in settings of extreme poverty, violence, social upheaval, and natural disasters. This personal experience of tough realities has been at once a descent into chaos and an ascent into compassion, never more so than in his work in Haiti." from  Fr. Joseph Gabriel left on June 8th after a three year term as Prior Administrator.  He will spent some time in Buffalo with his aged parents before returning to Christ in the Desert. The Subiaco-Cassinese Congregation will appoint an administrator and a local Prior will be chosen by consultative  vote in the middle of August.  In the mean time, the Sub-Prior, Br. Pierre is the interim superior.  Our three monks in simple vows, Br. Justin, Br. Luke and Br. Michael spent 2 weeks at St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison KS.  With other Junior monks from many monasteries, they attended lectures from prominent scholars.  The experience of an other monastery and the sharing with other monks are enriching moments. Fr. Donald Curtis, a retired priest from Rochester who has been living at the Annex for the past year, will assume the priestly duties for the community and the guests.

Coming Events:
Dedication Day, August 16th: Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by a brunch  and musical entertainment.
Oblate Retreat: October 16-18, 2015. Msgr. Richard Lidy will lead the reflections on the psalms.

 oblate retreat 2015 poster.pdf