On Labor Day, the community enjoyed its cookout on the enclosure porch. It was bit hot but delicious and lots of fun.
Br. Robert Leo is on retreat this week.
Midweek, Br. Bernard traveled to Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT, for an overnight stay to offer spiritual direction to a few seminarians.
This weekend we welcomed two men to the Come and See retreat. They are interested by the monastic vocation. This retreat is an easy way to get some experiential knowledge of that vocation. They come from Western Massachussetts and NYC.
Please pray for men discerning a call to our life and for our Vocations Minister, Br. Josép.
But the big news of the week, is that Br. Luc Thuku was naturalized as an American citizen on Friday, in Stone Ridge, NY!
Several brothers accompanied him to witness this joyous occasion. We are very happy for Luc. This will also ease his movements between our house in Hemanus, South Africa and the West Park monastery. Luc is the Vocations Minister for Africa.
And a few pictures of our church.
|Views of our church. From left, clockwise: the bell tower door opening on the little cloister; garden blooms at the feet of our Mary and baby Jesus statue (2 pictures).|
May you enjoy the late summer days!