This week we, along with everyone else in the Church, and many others around the world, watched the last hours of Benedict XVI's days as Pope. In that vein we also welcomed our new bishop (as of October) Lawrence Persico, who came for his first (informal) visit to Mount St. Benedict this week. He joined us for Evening Praise, dinner and a chance to meet the community. Although he worked in the chancery of the Greensburg diocese, he was also a longtime parish priest before assuming the ministry as our bishop and that friendliness and casual ease with people is already a hallmark of his personality.
Our renovations continue on--as we await, with Lenten patience! the flooring and the "little finishing touches" that will come right after it's in. Still holding out hope for Easter, but.....we'll have to see.
Here's a view from the hall into what used to only be the community room.