Mount Saviour Monastery
The annual Oblate Retreat was held during the Columbus Day week-end
with many conferences given by Fr. Donald Raila, OSB, oblate director at
St.Vincent Archabbey. Latrobe PA. The participants had time to share their
reflections and took their meals with the monks. This period of the
year is always beautiful with a colorful landscape. The garden did
not yield as in previous years. The sheep farm required three full
days with four or five helpers to prepare the flock for the breeding season:
inspection from head to toe, drenching against parasites and hoof trimming
(pedicure). An unknown predator attacked 6 young rams in one night.
On the last day of the month, Fr. James Cronen moved to the Motherhouse
of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Rochester NY and joined Br. Stephen where
skilled nursing care is provided around the clock. They are both
in good spirit and appreciate the atmosphere.
Fourteenth Annual Retreat for Knitters: Jan. 13-16, 2017