Immaculate Conception Monastery Newsletter
The Passionist Community hosted our annual Christmas Party for our Monastery employees. A festive meal was provided, which was enjoyed by all. Each employee was given a Christmas gift of a male or female scarf.
The Passionist Community celebrated Christmas at the Community Christmas Party. We gathered in the recreation room for a festive meal. Johnathan Ramos (Pictured here) is spending his Postulancy year at Immaculate Conception, played the guitar as the Community sang Christmas Carols.
Father Paul is in need of assisted care and has been assigned to out Health Care Unit here at Immaculate Conception Monastery. Father was the former Retreat Director if Bishop Molloy Retreat House here in Jamaica. He comes to us from Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center where he served as Rector for some years. Father is a native New Yorker and we welcome him here to Immaculate Conception.
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The Monastery relies on its prayer life to support the elderly priests and brothers who live in Immaculate Conception Monastery, the Health Care House of our Province. Can we help our loved ones who have died? Is there anything that we can still do for them? Can our prayers make a difference?
The answer is, yes. Pope Benedict said, "It is never too late to touch the heart of another, nor is it ever in vain. The souls of the departed can receive, 'solace and refreshment' through the Eucharist and through our prayers and charitable deeds. We believe that our love can reach into the afterlife, that reciprocal giving and receiving is possible. We believe that our affection for one another continues beyond the limits of death. It has been a fundamental conviction of Christianity, throughout the ages and it remains a source of comfort today."