Three hundred and fifty people came to Mount St. Benedict last night for the second in our Enrichment Series: Sister Joan Chittister speaking on Islam. For an hour and a half she spoke--magnificently--on the facts, the practices, the history, the beauty, the misunderstandings and the reality of Muslims and the religion they practice, Islam.
Watch our website in the upcoming days for a news story on the event and, hopefully, a link to an audio file of this educational, inspiration and enthralling presentation by a masterful teacher.
If you haven't read Carrie and Alyssa's blogs lately you should catch up. Although they don't like me to remind them, they will be leaving us (in the residence sense) very soon after a year in our Benedicta Riepp program. We will miss them greatly. It is tempered a bit by the fact that they will be staying, at least for awhile, in Erie and working in one of our ministries--no longer volunteers but paid staff (read: student loan payments!)
Friday night a photographer from our diocesan magazine is coming out to photograph our night-blooming evening primrose so as to include them in a feature on gardens in the diocese. It's scheduled for 2013, but they are getting the photos now.
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