Today, Sunday, we got to see our favorite two missionaries; Heidi Maria Schmidt and Monica Vega. They currently work in Argentina but they got to know the Order of the Holy Cross well in Grahamstown, South Africa. Their friendship with our Superior, Br. Robert James, dates back to that time.
During the week, we were glad to see Donna Marquardt attending mass with us. Donna used to live up the road on Route 9W. She would come to mass or the office several times a week. Nowadays, she lives in Poughkeepsie and we are grateful to see her from time to time.
|From top, clockwise, Br. Scott and the Rev. Elizabeth Gillett just back from Britain;|
Donna Marquard, a frequent weekday visitor;
Br. Robert James and Missionaries Monica Vega and Heidi Maria Schmidt
This week-end, we also hosted young interns at St Hilda's House, New Haven, CT, who live in intentional christian community while doing social justice work during the day. Thanks be to God for these young missionaries.
|Meet the Hildans - from left to right, Molly Wyrsch, Morgan Flanagan-Folcarelli, KC Crewdson, Kelsey Hitchcock, Charlie Heeley, Matthew Roberts, Amy Endres. And you recognized Br. Joseph in the white habit, of course.|
|Top, clockwise, "Moi", Chet and Anne Marie Erler from North Andover, MA;|
Marian and Michael Carroll from Waterbury, CT.
On Saturday morning, the monks crashed Kairos' rehearsal in the North End of the monastic library for a friendly "Meet and Greet" event. We all got to introduce ourselves and give a bit of background to our lives inside and outside the monastery. It was impressive to discover all the good that the Kairos folks do in the world when they are not singing at our monastery.
|Monks and Kairos singers mix for a "Meet and Greet" event |
in the area where Kairos rehearses every Saturday.
So when do I get to take your picture at the monastery? Come and visit us soon. We love to have you.