Msgr. Appleyard Conducts Basilian Retreat
The Sisters of Saint Basil of the Jesus Lover of Humanity Province took time away from business and busyness June 14-19, 2015, for their annual summer retreat at the Basilian Motherhouse, Fox Chase Manor, PA.
Following the theme “Transformation/Deification”, the Sisters once again examined their resolve to…”commit ourselves to wholehearted renewal characterized by personal deification, deepening our communion with one another so that we may witness to the world a praying, healing, life-giving presence to all.”
Guiding the Sisters through the days of prayerful silence was Rt. Rev. Archimandrite, Msgr. George Appleyard whose daily conferences and homilies built on the theme of the retreat.
Included in the week’s schedule was the remembering of the deceased members of the community. A Panahyda service was sung at the Sisters’ cemetery followed by the blessing of final resting places.
Retreat concluded Friday, June 19 with a final vespers service and homily, followed by the anointing of all participants.
Rev. Archimandrite Msgr. George Appleyard, now retired from parish administration, is the Shepherd of the House of Saint Lazarus, the Military and Hospitallier Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, Grand Priory of America.