On New Year’s Day, Fr. Tom Orians, SA, traveled to the Great Buddha Hall of the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY. to participate in an Interfaith World of Prayer for Peace sponsored by the Buddhist Association of the United States. His remarks below reflect the charism of unity that is so central to the ministry of the Friars:
7,000 enthusiastic young adult Catholics descended upon the city of Indianapolis from January 3-7, 2019, and Friars of the Atonement were there to meet them.
“What is God’s Plan for your life?” This is an important question for us all! Eight young adults gathered for a retreat at Graymoor from December 7-9, 2018 to explore this very question of God’s call for their lives.
“I very much enjoyed the time with the Brothers Christopher, time to be alone in nature, and I greatly enjoyed the conversations with the Friars. Fr. Brian and Fr. Jim had perspectives and knowledge that were very useful and helpful,” commented Michael H. of Manhattan, one of three men who participated in the Friars’ October 18-21 “Come & Discern Vocation Retreat.” Philip Santiano from Boston area and Ian T. from southern New Jersey were the other participants.
Dr. Eboo Patel spoke at the 2018 Paul Wattson Lecture, held at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago on October 3, 2018. More than just addressing the similarities and differences of different religions, he spoke of the encounters between the people professing different faiths.