Mount Saviour Monastery

July 1998
Summer studentsSummer Program:
On July 4th, our annual summer program began by receiving Mark Navin (right) from Washington State and Valsin Dumontier from New Orleans for a five week period of sharing our communal and prayer life.  Br. James Cronen is shown giving a conference.  Other candidates had to decline because of other commitments.  Dr. Anthony Cernera, president of Sacred Heart University, acted as coordinator of the study program while Chuck Campbell was the coordinator of the work assignments.  Approximately 60 people joined in the day's festivities.  The weather did not allow us to have our usual outdoor picnic.

Sisters of St.Mary od Namur:
Our guests facilities were filled up with 35 sisters coming from Africa, Brazil, Canada, Belgium, England  and the USA.  They took a spiritual break during their their meetings in Buffalo to assess their future.  In the 1970s, they rented St.James and the Annex to "retreat" from their teaching apostolate.  At times, they helped us with the harvest and other chores.

Vox Gaudens:
A Medieval Music Ensemble: Christopher Mannellli, tenor and percussion, Elissa Quinn, soprano and Jeffrey Tabor, tenor performed in the chapel on July 18th.  Our friends and guests were able to hear music from Medieval Italy and France by dynamic young musicians..

The Book Has arrived:
Book CoverOn July 20th, the gift shop was shipping the book by Madeleva Roarke.  We began reading it in the refectory and appreciated the nice research of the author.  You may order it from the Mount Saviour Gift Shop: $20.00 plus $2.00 for shipping.  NY Residents must add $1.40 for sales tax.

Madeleva has used the outline of his memoirs and letters as a basis for this biography.  She traces Damasus' early life, the circumstances of his arrival in America and his struggle to establish a monastery in the tradition of Maria Laach, but freed to introduce aspects of the more ancient traditions of Benedictine monasticism.
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Fr. Martin's Surgery:
On July 27th, Fr. Martin went to St. Joseph's Hospital to remove a cyst from his neck.  The surgery was successful: the cyst was removed and his neck was left in place.  At the same time, 25 pallets of southern yellow pine roofing shakes were unloaded to repair our chapel roof.  During the procedure, mass will be at 7:00 a.m. from Monday to Friday and some of the prayers may take place elsewhere.

Coming events:  DEDICATION DAY
On August 16th, Mass will be at 10 a.m. followed by a light brunch and a light program.  It is a day to thank our friends for their many forms of support throughout the year.

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