As we pray on the Feast of All Saints for our loved ones who are gone, here is an inspiring story about efforts in Los Angeles and Chattanooga to provide companionship to the dying and to honor those who have died alone. From Episcopal News Service:
Day: November 1, 2012
Kelvin Holdsworth, provost of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, Scotland, a speech on the Anglican Covenant made by The Rt. Rev. Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia in which …
I love All Saints Day. I find “I sing a song of the saints of God” all day long (and I mean to be one too!) I recommend Fr. James Martin’s “My Life with the Saints,” a memoir that weaves stories of his relationship to certain saints in a wonderful accessible way. Martin (my favorite …
The Diocese of North Carolina has announced a notably young and predominately female slate of nominees to stand for election as Bishop Suffragan:
A priest in our parish recently helped a political refugee from Equatorial Guinea navigate the arduous road to U.S. citizenship, so I was inspired by this story of an attorney who is launching an immigration clinic at an Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Ill. From the Chicago Tribune:
Let us attend within, in the place where we stand in relationship with God, for the ways we ourselves, in our exquisite uniqueness, are crafted to be saints.