Saturday we experienced a special event in our chapel. Yes, we have lots of special events, I know, but hosting another one doesn't make them any less so!
It was the funeral liturgy for one of our longtime supporters, benefactors and friends. It was just one of those moments where the "unity and common purpose" of all in attendance, the "feeling" in the chapel, and the "unseen chemistry" among the participants all came together to make the liturgy and the following luncheon a very, very lovely time for all 175 or so in attendance--many of whom I'm sure were first-time visitors to the Mount.
This kind of "gift" to our friends is, in my opinion, one of the things we do best, but it is also something that we want to do for and with the spiritual life of those with whom we share our life.