The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement announce that Sr. Mary T. Naccarato, PBVM, has been named Director of the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, a retreat and conference center and pilgrimage destination in Garrison, NY. Sr. Mary will work closely with Fr. Tom Orians, SA, who will serve as President and Mission Effectiveness Officer.
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.