Last Friday evening the Lotus House hosted a gathering of local communities from St. Louis and the surrounding region. About 40 people attended from half a dozen communities. Besides the Lotus House, folks joined from Anam Cara, the New Beguines, Deaconess Anne House, the Gateway Vincentian Volunteers, and Spare Key in Springfield, MO. Karen and Kabat Houses were on retreat for the weekend, and weren’t able to join us, though they sent their regards, as did some of our other friends. Jay Howard, from the Spare Key community, wrote a nice blog about the event. Our hope is that local communities can gather for fellowship at least once or twice a year. If you’d like to be a part, join the facebook Community of Communities. We’re already planning for a fall event in September.