We made a visit to the Maronite Monks of Adoration at Most Holy Trinity Monastery located in Petersham, MA. Abbot William Driscoll and Brothers were most welcoming and a special blessing for us. Founded in 1979, this is the first and only Maronite Monastery begun outside of Lebanon (see their website).
Abbot William was so good to spend time with us offering his fatherly wisdom and advice as a founder. His words offered inspiration and encouragement as he shared from the wealth of his journey in the Light of the Cross.
During our visit, we joined the brothers for mid-day Prayer of the Faithful (Maronite Office) in their newly built chapel. We also had the opportunity to visit with some retreatants from the Maronite parish in San Diego, CA. They were eager to hear about the mission of the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light.
(Pictures: Sister Marla Marie, Therese Touma with Abbot Driscoll (R) and Father Michael (L). Our retreatant friends from San Diego. The Chapel and Monastery.)