Monday, April 22, 2013

Hospitality

Lots of fun this weekend--in a monastic kind of way. The second of three groups of Methodist ministers arrived Friday night and seemed to have a very good weekend using our guest rooms and ground floor meeting area for their planning time. We interacted with them at meals and whenever we just met around the Mount. Very nice group of men and women.

One of our oblates who works with youth in both her parish and at a local college's Newman Center, also came with a half dozen of her young people for a weekend retreat, planning session. They joined us for meals and also for all three daily prayer times. Very good to have them, too.

Finally, Saturday was a type of community service day for Gannon University and their swim team, both gals and guys, spent 3 hours working to lay new wood chips along the Creek Trail that runs from East Lake Rd. down to the lakeshore across the street on our Glinodo property.

We certainly welcome any "faith group" to use our facilities for their gatherings. It is Benedictine hospitality at its best!



The Barcelona Lighthouse--about 25 miles east.




Our newly wood-chipped trail.