Mount Saviour Monastery
Our guest facilities were full for the Oblates' Retreat for, the week-end
October 16 -18. Msgr. Richard Liddy gave 4 lectures on the
psalms. The participants had 3 meals in the refectory with the monks.
The following Sunday, October 25th 2015, in front of a large crowd, Fr.
Dan Horan, OFM gave a lecture entitled: Thomas Merton and St. Francis
of Assisi: the Influence of a Medieval Saint on a Modern Monk . Many
Christians are fascinated by his his life journey; his mother died when
he was young, he searched for meaning and happiness and he joined a Trappist
monastery. His writings have influenced a large population and we
still sell his books that were written more than 50 years ago.
Mount Saviour is searching for a second Chaplain, offering hospitality
(free room and board) to a priest who would share pastoral duties
with Fr. Don Curtis, our current Chaplain. His main duty would be
to celebrate mass, alternating a week at a time and to be available for
the sacrament of reconciliation for the monks and guests and possibly answer
the phone for two hours during the day at the main desk of the monastery.
The accommodations we offer would be a "studio" apartment with a kitchen
and a bathroom equipped for the elderly, private entrance and porch that
overlooks our orchard. He would be able to cook his own meals or is welcome
to take meals with the monastic community in the refectory. He would
of course be welcome to join the monks and the guests in praying the Divine
Office. He would have time to offer his services for other ministries
in our area if he wishes and could be absent for vacation or other
commitments after coordinating with Fr. Don. If interested, please
contact the Prior.
Oblates' Retreat 2015