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.
1 – EASTER Sunday
Fr. Jean Baptiste Kikwaya Eluo, SJ, from the Vatican Conservatory in
Tucson celebrated Mass for us.
Ann Cook is volunteering in the bookstore today as she does every Monday.
A Yoga group, approximately 28 people came for a 4-day retreat.
Oblate meeting was held today. Approximately 18 attended. Discussion was
on Oblate obligation and the monastery’s responsibilities.
Dragoon Ranch home association had a day meeting.
Schueman is volunteering in bookstore today as she does every Saturday
as well as filling in on other days.
Fr. Chris Corbally, SJ, from the Vatican Conservatory, celebrated Mass
for us today.
Bill took 2 Rvers, at their request, to the orphanage in Nogales,
Mexico. Oblate donated 50 pounds of beans and a visitor from Chicago
donated a large box of new children’s clothes (store samples) which
came from a manufacturer in Chicago. One of the RVers, Steve, is with us
for a month and has volunteered daily to help in a variety of ways.
Br. Gary and Tim installed a new ice machine for the dining room.
The Good Book retreat group of about 55, from Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
Tempe, came today for a 3-day retreat. This weekend, as weekends in the
past, several oblates who do not live near HTM, volunteered to spend the
weekend to help with the retreat. Thanks to Ken and Emily Siarkiewicz,
Steve Liecht, Rick Henely and Mary Wise. Their help was greatly
Fr. Ray Palcisko who is a winter visitor in Naco (actually from
Minnesota) celebrated Mass for us.
Jerry and Debbie Sherer flew in from Montana for a 2-day visit in
anticipation of returning this fall for several months to volunteer as
Shay flew in from Nashville to volunteer with maintenance for a couple
of weeks before returning home.
Our faithful bakers, Ann Lee and Judy Tritz, from Sierra Vista, Our Lady
of the Mountain’s parish came today and baked Benedictine Bread and
Pecan Pies. Their help and hard work is always appreciated.
Corinne’s daughter, Carol-Fair Kinsey, visited the monastery today.
Mrs. Lora Diggins was buried in our cemetery today.
Bennett O’Brien arrived from Texas as a volunteer for the next
Oasis at Rita Ranch group of 50 came for a 3-day retreat.
Sean Keating’s, OSB, sister and brother-in-law flew in from Dallas to
visit his grave (and cleaned it).
Fr. Jean Baptiste Kikwaya Eluo, SJ, from the Vatican Conservatory
celebrated Mass for us.