Mount Saviour Monastery

August 2015
Abbot CuthbertNews:
On August 1st. the Abbot President of the Subiaco-Cassinese Congregation, Abbot Bruno Marin osb, appointed Abbot Cuthbert Brogan osb from Farnborough, England as Administrator of Mount Saviour Monastery.  On August 15th, after the celebration of the mass of the Assumption, Abbot Anselm Atkinson osb from Pluscarden, Scotland, who is in charge of the English Province of the Congregation presided  and approved the election of of Br. John Thompson as Prior.  Br. John was born on April 1st. 1956 and graduated at Lemoyne College with a degree in religious studies.  He joined Mount Saviour in Dec. 1994 and was assigned sacristy work and the orchard.  For the past 10 years, he has been in charge of the formation program, novice master and vocation director.  Br. Pierre is the Sub-Prior and Br. Gabriel will be the oblate director.  On August 16th, Abbot Anselm presided at the liturgy for the Dedication Day.  A brunch for all who attended mass and a musical program ended the festivities.  The work for the steps and the sidewalks are not finished.  The predictions of the contractor did not materialize in a timely fashion. We will have a part-time helper at St. Gertrude's starting in September. Those who stay at St. Gertrude's will have their main meal with the monks until other arrangements are in place.


Mount Saviour Community (Aug. 2015)
Sitting: Br. Stephen, Fr. James, Abbot Anselm and Br. Pierre
Behind: Br. Paul, Br. Michael, Br. Justin, Br. Antonio, Br. John (Prior), Br. Ignatio,
Br. Francis Michael, Br. Dominic Savio, Br. Gabriel and Br. Luke.  Missing: Br. Bruno

Coming Events:
Oblate Retreat: October 16-18, 2015. Msgr. Richard Liddy will lead the reflections on the psalms
                            The week-end is already filled.