Thirteen Associates and Associate candidates joined us for a time of retreat this week. They lucked out on the weather; it was sunny with temperatures in the high seventies, low eighties throughout the week.
|Allan Spencer, new AHC of St Catherines, Ontario|
Hospitality is one of the basic values of Benedictine spirituality on which we ask our Associates to center their rule of life: Community, Hospitality, Humility, Balance and Mindfulness.
|Dave Vaughn, new AHC of Onley, VA|
Br. Josép is doing a great job working with Associates and Probationer Associates (people who are "trying it on for size" and discerning how to write a rule of life). As a matter of fact, three Probationers were received as Associates during this week.
|Liz Haak, new AHC, of New York City|
For more information or a copy of the Associates’ Rule, please contact Br. Josép Martinez-Cubero, Interim Director of Associates, Holy Cross Monastery, PO Box 99, West Park NY 12493.
|Br. Lary Pearce|
Recently, Br. Rafael came to the monastery for the visit of the Presiding Bishop.
|Br. Rafael pays attention to the Presiding Bishop's preaching|
This morning Br. Roy and I brought communion to our two HVREC residents. They were both in good spirits and happy to see us.
Some of our Associates took some free time in their retreat schedule to go visit Rafael and Lary this week. We'll be happy to give you driving directions if you wish to do that next time you visit the monastery.
Please pray for Br. Lary as he negotiates this important transition in his living arrangements.