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.
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.
was a graveside service and burial for David Kell who was an annual
retreatant and a coordinator for Matt Talbot’s retreat group.
Labor Day – the community and some of the local community friends had
an indoor BBQ.
Today is HTM’s 44th ANNIVERSARY.
We had a Fall Festival planning meeting.
Paul Flannery and his son Joey came and volunteer for 2 days, helping
with maintenance projects.
Accord, who has been coming on an annual retreat from KY since 1995,
arrived for a 7-day retreat.
Ken and Emilie Siarkiewicz came today to assist with the retreat group
and funeral this weekend.
Talbot 12-step retreat group of 20 came for a 3-day retreat.
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.
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.
Inter- Group SAA of 24 had a 3-day retreat.
Rick Henely came for a week’s visit and help with cracking pecans and
with the weekend group.
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.
Mass today was celebrated by Fr. Jean Baptiste, SJ, a Vatican astronomer
who is residing in Tucson.
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.
Pan American Travel group, of about 35, stopped at Holy Trinity for the
day for the Station of the Cross and lunch.