Mon 7 Jun, 2010
We took a much-needed day of rest from preparing the monastery for our Sacred Stones, Sacred Stories project to kick off the yearlong centennial celebration of our altar bread ministry.
It was fitting to begin the year of reflection on Corpus Christi, a feast day that honors the Eucharist! Each of our three communities held a special mass and celebration. In Clyde, Abbot Gregory Polan of nearby Conception Abbey presided over the special mass.
During his beautiful homily, he shared he was “inspired and awed” by our long tradition of nourishing God’s people with our altar breads. You feed the people, he said, reflecting on Christ’s instructions to his own followers more than 2,000 years ago.
The Eucharist was followed by a community celebration, complete with a wonderful dinner, cake and fellowship. We reflected on our past, rejoiced in our present and dreamed of our future.
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