The Friars of the Atonement celebrated the 2020 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25) and its theme of “unusual kindness” on the Holy Mountain of Graymoor and at their parishes and ministries worldwide.
During a celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Friars honored the hometown of Servant of God Fr. Paul Wattson, SA, with a gift of a statue of Our Lady of the Atonement.
Rev. Dr. William G. Rusch reflects on the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul in the early twenty-first century.
Beginning in 2020, Ecumenical Trends will be published bi-monthly (for a total of 6 issues per year, instead of 11 issues), with each issue made more substantial than in the past.
On January 25, 2020, Pope Francis ended the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an initiative rooted in the efforts of Servant of God Fr. Paul Wattson, SA, with an ecumenical prayer service in Rome.
Best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark passed on January 31st at age 92. Celebrated the world over as “The Queen of Suspense,” Clark was no less prolific in her good works.
"I was director of the retreat center from 1973-77 during which time it was known as 'The Graymoor Christian Unity Center'."
In 1960, His Eminence Richard Cardinal Cushing of the Archdiocese of Boston reached out to Fr. Bonaventure Koelzer, SA, the Friars’ Minister General at the time, and requested the Friars establish a chapel and information center in the South Shore region in Massachusetts.