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.
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:
On 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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231 Monastery Rd.
Pine City NY 14871-9787
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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