The building pictured to the left, is no more! Mount Calvary Retreat House in Santa Barbara, a spiritual home to many members of the Diocese of California, has been destroyed by the Tea Fire buring in Montecito. Horrible news! There is a bright side - all the brother are safe.
The Order of the Holy Cross, which runs Mount Calvary, had a priory up here in Berkeley until earlier this year. Many of the brothers moved to Mount Calvary when the priory closed.
Please pray for the Order of the Holy Cross, especially for Brother Roberts their Superior and for Brother Tom, former chaplain to clergy of the Diocese of California and a friend to many in my parish.