The white choir shirts made our Monastic Immersion Week participants stand out, though, obviously not in choir. After a full week of activity including conferences with the monks, meals and prayer together, all seemed quite happy with their week of immersing in the monastic life of Our Lady of the Holy Cross.
In three different conferences with Fr. Robert, Fr. James and Br. Efrain, we heard information as basic as about the history of the order and more detailed information about the Rule and how we can use it when we get home.
And what a mixed group we were! Some older, some younger, men and women and coming from as far as Florida, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, our MIW group reflected the church itself and offered us a chance to spend time in silence with God in a contemplative setting.
Soon we will post some pictures along with a story written by one of the participants, Mike Gyulay. Below is a story by Andrew Casad that he wrote for his parish newsletter…
Plans are underway for the Fall MIW which is for men only and happens on September 13-15. If you are interested send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.