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7 Rev. Gregory Pilcher, OSB Benedictine Musicians of the Americas Musicians By Rev. Gregory Pilcher, OSB Subiaco. New Subiaco Abbey was the site ~f the 1990 meeting of the Benedictine usicians of the Americas. The group of monastic men and women meets every other at.for the purpose of presenting new li- rgtcal musical compositions authored by e membership. All the music presented is glven to the participants for use in their -Ome monsteries and convents. a this year there were 15 presentors out of , tOtal attendance of 55. The music ranged ~: Style from folk, through plain chant in nglish, to multi-voiced compositions for choirs and instruments. Many of the atten- dees who did not make formal presenta- tions of their compositions nevertheless prepared services for the daily Eucharist, as well as Morning Prayer and Vespers. Thus the participants were able to sample many diverse styles of worship from a large number of Benedictine houses. The group was represented by members from Arkansas, and 18 other states, the District Of Columbia, Mexico and Canada. Besides the work of presenting new compositions, the members were treated m excursions into the surrounding territory near Subiaco, most of the attendees never having been to Arkansas before. The group also explored Mount Magazine, the Heifer International project in Perryville, and the wineries at Alms. The group wilt m.eet at St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana in 1992. ! ii! i;i~ ii ' Two new members of the Olivetan Benedic- tine Sisters (Jones- boro) made first vows on Monday, July 2. Sr. Josita Lopez of New Iberia, LA, (L) and Sr. Mary Nell Harding of Bossier City, LA, became members of the com- munity during a litur- gical ceremony pre- sided by Bishop An- drew J. McDonald in the presence of fam- ily members, friends and the Sisters of Holy Angels Convent. Assisting Bishop McDonald were Rev. Richard Davis of Paragould and Rev. Benedict Meyer, OSB, of Brinkley. Also i present were Rev. Kevin Ryan, chaplain, Rev. Ernest Hardesty, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro, and Rev. Joseph Correnti. Addiction: The Subtle Foe Causes Effects Recovery Available for $1 from: ARKANSAS CATHOLIC P.O. Box 7417 Little Rode 72Z 17 Abbot Jerome Kodell will speak at St. Agnes Church in Mena on July 18 at 7 PM. His topic will be "Learn- ing from the Lives of Biblical Saints." The service is sponsored by the St. Agnes Altar Society. Everyone is invited to attend. "A reception will follow in the parish hall. ghts of Columbus State Treasurer Ray Weber (L) and State Secretary Loeb present a check to Association for Retarded Citizens Presi- ,ndy Carpenter and Executive Director Nancy Sullivan. The $7,500 n is to be used to fund summer camp programs. For more than Years these camps have been co-sponsored by the Knights and ARC of This year, more than 180 persons age 8 and older from througfi- he state may participate in ARC/KC encampments located at Camp atop Petit Jean Mountain. 1248 South 28th St. Van Buren, AR 72956 474-5036 PolYethylene bags Liners Sheets Ben Gosey, President NER 3300 Midland, Fort Smith 783-3103 Lindy Cotner