6-15 May, 2014 - Br. Lawrence Attends the Regional Novice Directors' Meeting




 The biennial Novice Directors meeting for the North American region was held this year from the 6th through the 15th at the Abbey of Our Lady of the Genesee, near Piffard, New York, about 40 miles south of Rochester. 




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There were 16 novice directors at the meeting, from all over the United States, including Br. Lawrence from Gethsemani.


The meeting was held primarily to discuss issues of formation, and to share the practical experience of each of the formators with the group. There was much lively discussion.


The group particularly thanks Sr. Claire Bouttin of Redwoods Abbey in California (in the back row 2nd from the right) for co-ordinating the meeting, Fr. Casey Baley of Guadalupe Abbey in Oregon for assissting and moderating, and particulary Br. Anthony (back row, 3rd from the right) who, along with Dom Gerard and his whole community, was such a gracious host. Sr. Kathy Ullrich from Our Lady of the Angels abbey near Crozet in Virginia, back row, 4th from the right, will be coordinating the next meeting in 2016, which will be held at Spencer Abbey in Massachusetts.