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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Three items

THE WONDER OF IT ALL, a photographic exhibit of views around the Knoll during the four seasons, by Fr.Paul Belliveau, M.M., opened today in the Spellman Room. Paul's work reminds us of the beauty all around us here, whether natural or architectural. A group of about 25 employees and Maryknollers gathered for bagels and coffee as Paul cut the ribbon on the exhibit which will run till October 20, 2010.

Fathers Mike Duggan and Dennis Moorman became certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioners following their three-year-course in this specialized area of therapy and counseling. We have all heard of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.), but somatic experiencing recognizes how the body has a memory of its own and stores up trauma in physical, as well as psychological ways. Given the many areas of violence and abuse in our world, this is a most needed and welcomed ministry. Congratulations, Mike and Dennis!

At the weekly Monday rosary for vocations the fourteen men who gathered for prayer around the Founders' Tomb each drew the name of a man in formation and will pray for that seminarian or Brother candidate the entire week, when new names will be drawn. Given we had 14 guys at prayer and 12 candidates, two of them are getting doubly prayed for. In this way we strengthen the spiritual bond between us and guys in Formation.

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