Mount Saviour Monastery

August  2016
Br. David Steindl-RastNews:
On the first of August, Br. Stephen moved to a skilled nursing care facility run by the Sisters of St.Joseph in Rochester.  He is pleased with the place and the care he receives around the clock.  Br. David Steindl-Rast, who resides in Austria, came to facilitate our annual retreat during the first week of August.  On August 6th, we celebrated the patronal feast, the Transfiguration of Our Lord. On Sunday, Aug. 14th,  the Dedication Day, we thanked our friends and benefactors with a special and a brunch.  During the month, Br. Ignatio, a Cistercian monk from Vietnam, visited some of his confreres in Ava MO.  That monastery will eventually be transferred to the Vietnamese community.  Br. Ignatio has been with us over a year to share our life and to learn English; he has made significant progress.  Fr. James is still in St.Joseph's Hospital for physio-therapy and is gaining strength vitality  Br. Michael came back from England where he experienced the life in monasteries of Congregation (English Province) and took some time away to visit his family.

Coming Events:
Oblate retreat: Oct. 7th to 9th led by Fr. Donald Raila, OSB, oblate director at St.Vincent Archabbey. Latrobe PA.

Fourteenth Annual Retreat for Knitters: Jan.  13-16, 2017