Holy trinity chronicles

After several years of silence, we are bringing back the Chronicles. Several people have requested and expressed an interest in knowing more about the daily activities of HTM. So, here are some of the activities of HTM outside of the daily routine.  


Sept 1
Oblate/Friends of HTM meeting today with Mary Kotnour facilitating. The topic this month was Ephesians 6.  We experienced group Lexio Divina as well as small group discussions.  

There was a graveside service and burial for David Kell who was an annual retreatant and a coordinator for Matt Talbot’s retreat group.

Sept 3
Labor Day – the community and some of the local community friends had an indoor BBQ.

Sept 4
Today is HTM’s 44th ANNIVERSARY.  We had a Fall Festival planning meeting.  

Sept 5
Paul Flannery and his son Joey came and volunteer for 2 days, helping with maintenance projects.  

Charles Accord, who has been coming on an annual retreat from KY since 1995, arrived for a 7-day retreat.    

Sept 7
Ken and Emilie Siarkiewicz came today to assist with the retreat group and funeral this weekend.  

Matt Talbot 12-step retreat group of 20 came for a 3-day retreat.  

Sept 8
Bernie Nichols funeral was today. Fr. Mike Bucclarelli officiated with Deacon Bob Sadorf assisting. Bernie and family were large benefactors who had quite a following. Bernie was involved with many charities, especially for children. Among many talents, she was also an artist. She designed and crafted the windows in the monastery church. About 90 people celebrated her life today.  

Sept. 12
Sr. Jeanne Hill funeral was today. Fr. Matthis Crehan, OFM, was the celebrant assisted by Deacon Tim Kreski and music by Sr. Jeanne’s nephew. About 40 some celebrated her life today.

Sept. 14
Inter- Group SAA of 24 had a 3-day retreat.  

Sept 19
Rick Henely came for a week’s visit and help with cracking pecans and with the weekend group.

Sept 22
The Audubon Society had a birding day with tours, vendors and other events in our birding areas. The Society estimated there were between 250-300 people visiting.  

Sept 23
Mass today was celebrated by Fr. Jean Baptiste, SJ, a Vatican astronomer who is residing in Tucson.

Sept 27
We learned today that John Gallo went to his eternal reward. He passed after being treated after a fall September 18th. Funeral will be held on Thursday October 6 at St. Andrew's in Sierra Vista. John and Rosemary Gallo have been benefactors and very involved in monastery activities since the beginning.  

Sept 30
Pan American Travel group, of about 35, stopped at Holy Trinity for the day for the Station of the Cross and lunch.