Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Rembering Father General's Visit and Moving Along to the 'Next Big Thing'

Memories of our brief time last week with Father General Joseph Tobin,CSsR still linger and we remain very grateful for his generous presence among us as we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Mount St. Alphonsus, rejoiced with so many Redemptorist brothers in renewing friendships, catching up with news of both the Congregation and our Order of contemplative nuns and, not to be overlooked, many orders for habits to be produced in our sewing room. We are delighted to comply.

Now we are ratcheting up our efforts to make ready for a Regional Meeting of our Order to take place here Oct. 22-30. Nuns from five monasteries, Fort Erie, Canada;Ste. Therese, Quebec; South Africa; Liguori, Missouri and Esopus, will gather to share sisterhood, build and renew relationships, focus on community life, share our life of prayer and consider the movement of the Spirit as we consider the place of Redemptoristine contemplative monastic life and the charism in today's world. Quite a challenge. Father General Tobin has left us a challenging videoed taped addressed filmed during his recent visit to Esopus. We look forward to viewing it together and discussing it implications.

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