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Summer 2013 was packed with new experiences as the Servants continued to live out the Apostolic formation of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Brother Peter Francis and Kevin Murphy made their Silent Spiritual Exercises in June at the Foyer di Charite in northern Italy. Under the direction of Father John Ignatius, the men made the 30 Day Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Amidst the beauty of the mountains the men sought the Lord in the silence of prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
Brother Peter noted how the Lord poured out peace and joy abundantly during his thirty day retreat. It was during his 30 day that he discerned to continue with the community and formally start novitiate.
After the retreat, Brother Peter flew back to the USA to serve with Brother James at Santa Teresita Medical Center in Duarte, California. The brothers served with the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles in their ministry to the elderly with assisted living and hospice facilities.
Meanwhile, Father Paul and Father John led Kevin Murphy and 5 other men through a Pilgrimage and Mission Trip to the Holy Land.
Reunited at the end of July in Los Angeles, the Servants camped in campgrounds across California, Nevada and Utah on their way back home to Colorado. The Servants hiked, swam, and celebrated Mass at parks in Lake Casitas, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Great Basin, Arches National Park, and Mount Evans on their way home to Denver.