Hospitality is one of the key components of St. Mary’s

Hospitality  is one of the key components of St. Mary’s. There is no  Spirituality without the welcoming of guests. For, one day, He will say: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
In other words, hospitality is essentially based on  the Gospel values.  St. Mary the Protectress Syriac Orthodox Community is a monastic community and mission church     Visitors come for many reasons. Some come for a quiet time, for personal prayer or to join the monks  at the Mass or the daily Prayer Services. They come to seek counsel or support  in a difficulty or simply “to return to the source.” And yes, some come for diapers. In a turbulent and hectic world,  or  visitors it is a place to gently return towards  God who is the source of peace.


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