The Lumen Institute held our annual National Summit in NYC at the University Club over the weekend of Oct 14th-16th. Over 80 individuals attended and included members, spouses, LC Chaplains and Consecrated women.
Every Chapter was represented and by all accounts it was a big success. One of the highlights was Mass on Sunday morning at St Patrick’s Cathedral with Cardinal Dolan assisted by 7 of our LC priests.
Beyond the development of friendships and camaraderie there were reflections and testimonials from outside speakers, Lumen members and the Chaplains. Jim Hislop and Fr. Mark Haydu gave an update on the many activities,
growth and successes throughout the Lumen Chapters over the last year. The overarching theme was “All in” with our faith and the need to be joyful with our talents and
treasures. There was also free time for social and cultural activities that included the high in demand Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour hosted by Steve and Evelyn Auth, Broadway plays, the 9/11 museum and the Metropolitan Museum.
The feedback was adamant that we do this event in NYC again next year and we have tentatively scheduled the weekend of Oct. 4th-6th in 2019. We hope to have an even bigger group next year