Dear Friends of the Brothers,
Summer greetings from our elderly Brothers and me! We’re all looking forward to enjoying the pleasant days of summer.
In the hallways of our schools they can hear the clanking of lockers being cleaned and closed as students end their last day of school. The upper class students join the cacophony with car horns as they return home on the last day of the semester. These are sounds all of our elderly and disabled Brothers remember fondly with a soft smile of recognition. “Yep,” they smile, “it happens every year!”
The summer months also see the elderly Brothers out for leisurely strolls together. A few join some of the younger Brothers and faculty members and travel to our Camp Marist in New Hampshire. There some help in the office, or enjoy just leisurely walking around watching the young campers. They attend daily Mass with the campers each morning and gather each evening for evening prayer together as the sun goes down over Lake Ossipee.
Over the summer the Brothers assure me that you are not forgotten, but are remembered each day in their prayers. I join my prayers for you with theirs. May these weeks of summer be safe and refreshing for you and your loved ones.
Br. Hugh P. Turley, FMS, CFRE
Director, Senior Brothers Care Program