Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Visitors

This weekend two groups are holding meetings at the Mount, so our (few) guest rooms are filled and the Lighthouse Inn, 3 miles down East Lake Rd. is getting a little business from us.

The Federation of St. Scholastica's group, "55 and Under," are holding a planning meeting for their Memorial Day weekend gathering next May. Four or five of our sisters will be attending. Click here for a story on the 2007 Gathering in Atchison, Kansas (near Kansas City). It's claim-to-fame is that of being the home of Amelia Earhart and the home of both a Benedictine community of sisters and monks, who also have a liberal arts college there.

The second group is the Board of Trustees of AIM USA, the US Secretariat of the Alliance for International Monasticism. Ten monks and sisters from around the US compose the Board and gather once a year for an annual corporate meeting. The US Secretariat was set up in the late 1970s and has been in Erie since 1990.

Here's a look at the south side of our inner court- yard. This large spray of

tall grass is beautiful right now. Those are impatiens on either side of it and a large hydrangea bush on the right.