Mount Saviour Monastery

February 2016
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 situation.
Mount Saviour Chapel
Coming Events:
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

Holy Week:
Thursday, March 24th: Mass of the Last Supper at 5:00 p.m.
Good Friday, March 25th: Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 3:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Pascal Vigils and mass at 4:45 a.m.
            NO 9:00 a.m. mass.