Mount Saviour Monastery
On the first Sunday of March, the community sang Vespers and Compline
with the members of Grace Episcopalian Church of Elmira. Between
the two prayers, we had time to share a meal and renew our long standing
friendship with that Church. On March 13th, we welcomed the Bishop
Emeritus of Rochester, Matthew Clark who celebrated mass and gave a lecture
on the influence of Pope Francis in the Year of Mercy. After the
lecture, he spent some time with the monks as we remembered his first visit
in August 1979 for the Dedication of our church. We enjoyed the spring
weather and felt sorry for those who endured harsh weather conditions in
other parts of the country. Then came Easter with its preparation
and celebration with many guests.
Lambing season "should" begin after April 15th for a three weeks
period. By the end of the month we will have some orphan lambs for
sale. You may contact Br. Pierre.
April 23rd at 9:00 a.m.: Solemn Profession of Br. Justin (John
Young) presided By Abbot Cuthbert Brogan, OSA from Farnborough, England
(Abbot-Administrator of Mount Saviour Monastery).
Refreshments will follow.
On May 1st.: The Damasus Winzen Lecture: Fr. Joel Rippinger,
OSB will be the guest speaker.
Mass at 9:00 a.m. followed by refrehments and the
lecture entitled: Damasus Winzen and Thomas Merton: Prophets, Pathfinders
and Companions in American Monasticism.