Mount Saviour Monastery
The winter months can make traveling difficult and guests are less
numerous at the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, some students
from Alfred University spent the last week-end here for a retreat.
During the year, many colleges and universities reserve St. Joseph's guest
house for retreats. They do their own cooking and many bring their
own retreat director. Shrove Tuesday is a free day for the monks
to relax before Lent. Some may go to a special restaurant, others
to an afternoon movie or visit a museum in the area. Some choose
to stay home and enjoy a quiet day. The peace of the monastery can
be disturbed by mechanical failures; an oil pump supplying the furnaces,
failed on a Friday night and our 2 elevators needed major repairs.
Life goes on and we make the proper adjustments to cope with the
Sunday, March 13th at 9:00 a.m. Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark
will celebrate mass and,
after 10:30 a.m. he will speak about Pope Francis
and the year of Mercy
Thursday, March 24th: Mass of the Last Supper at 5:00 p.m.
Good Friday, March 25th: Celebration of the Lord's Passion at
Easter Sunday: Pascal Vigils and mass at 4:45 a.m.
NO 9:00 a.m. mass.