Mepkin welcomed three new monastic guests for the month of June; from left to right in the photo are Br. Gus Nicoletti, Terry Iverson, and Jay Schroeder. Br. Gus Nicoletti worked in education for forty years as a De LaSalle brother. For the last three years he has been helping to develop a Catholic university in Ethiopia. He is a New Yorker, where his base community is. This time with us at Mepkin is at the end of his sabbatical year. One of the highlights of this sabbatical was ten weeks he spent in the Redemptorist Renewal Center in the desert of Arizona. He is seventy years old.
Terry Iverson lives in North Carolina with his wife Mary on a small five-acre farm. He was a businessman but changed direction mid-career and began a new life after a stay in New Zealand. He is very involved in his parish where he is a Eucharistic minister. He reads the breviary daily. Terry is also seventy.
Jay Schroeder is a native of Amarillo, Texas, and a student at Williams College in Massachusetts. He was recently confirmed a Catholic and received his first Holy Communion on April 3, 2021. After he leaves Mepkin, he will begin an intensive Hebrew program. Jay is twenty-one years old.