The Carmelite Monastery above Niagara Falls, Ontario was the site of the first session of the Annual Priests' Retreat for the Diocese of Hamilton that I was privileged to direct from Monday to Friday last week.
Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI and some thirty-five priests attended. We were mindful of the last days of Diocesan Chancellor Msgr. John Vincent Kerr, who subsequently passed away on Saturday evening after a short but intense bout with cancer.
The Carmelite facility is beautiful architecturally and the Community and staff offer wonderful hospitality. We posed for a photo on Thursday morning; several other photos that give a flavour of the gathering and the beauty of the monastery chapel: